Neogenin regulates progenitor division and interneuron migration in the developing forebrain (2009–2011)

In humans, mutations in genes controlling the production of new neurons in the embryonic brain result in severe disruption of the adult cortex. This project tests the hypothesis that one cell surface molecule, Neogenin, regulates the birth of new neurons and their subsequent travels through the developing brain to form the neocortex. The outcome of these studies will provide fundamental insights into the aberrant processes that underlie human mental retardation, epilepsy, dyslexia and autism.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council