M. Chiara Manzini
Associate Professor
Department: Department of Neuroscience & Cell Biology
Phone: 1.7322353245
Email: chiara.manzini@rutgers.edu
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
The Child Health Institute of NJ, Room 3274
89 French Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Key Words: Autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, cognition, intracellular signaling, human genetics
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The goal of my lab is to study how deficits in brain development affect cognitive function. We start from the identification of genes which cause neurodevelopmental diseases such as intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder or brain malformations, and then use animal models (mouse and zebrafish) to recapitulate the human disease, understand pathogenesis and study the molecular mechanisms of development. We are particularly interested in intracellular signaling deficits that could be targeted for the development of novel therapies.