- Faculty: Medicine & Dentistry-Medical Genetics
- Position: Assistant Professor
- Research Areas: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Brain, Cells, Child Development, Nervous System Diseases, Neural Stem Cells, Neurobiology
- Research Theme: Children's Health & Well-being, Pregnancy & Developmental Trajectories
Summary:One of the fundamental questions in neurobiology focuses on how neural stem cells build the brain during child development. Dr. Voronova's research program investigates how neural stem cells in the developing brain are regulated by: 1) autism-risk genes and 2) interactions with neighboring cells, such as neurons. Our goal is to use the lessons learned from normal brain development to design novel therapies for neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders in children and adults.
Stories this researcher is featured in:
Researchers take the first steps towards treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders
PhD student unlocks understanding around how neural stem cells can restore proper brain connectivity
Brain molecule helps ‘wake up’ cells that could help tackle MS and similar diseases, study shows
Molecule called fractalkine stimulates creation of myelin-producing brain cells, showing promise for treating certain neurodegenerative disorders.