Christelle Golzio, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

At the Center for Human Disease Modeling, directed by Nicholas Katsanis, Dr. Christelle Golzio and her colleauges have identified methods to query fundamental biological processes affected in children and infants with neurocognitive impairments, including autism. Their approach couples gene identification with modeling of genetic lesions in model organisms, including zebrafish and rodent models.  Their research is focused on understanding how genes causally implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders regulate neurogenesis, cell fate specification, migration and synaptogenesis.