University of Dundee

Understanding the function of PTPRD in neural stem cell biology and its role in autism

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00
Event Location: 
Murray Seminar Room
Dr Greg Findlay
Event Speaker: 
Dr. Gonzalo Cancino
Centre for Integrative Biology, Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile

Dr. Gonzalo Cancino obtained his BS and PhD at P. Universidad Católica de Chile. He then moved to Canada for postdoctoral training with Drs. Freda Miller and David Kaplan at The Hospital for Sick Children-University of Toronto. Holding Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Becas Chile fellowships, Gonzalo focussed on the molecular and cellular basis of neural development and adult neurogenesis. His current research aims to understand how the brain cortex develops. To study this, the lab analyzes genes associated to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism that are involved in embryonic neurogenesis and gliogenesis during brain cortical development.