Janghoo Lim, PhD

Assistant Professor of Genetics

Research Organizations

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair

Research Summary

Neurological disorders affect millions of people worldwide, and health care costs related to treating these illnesses are enormous. They include a broad spectrum of brain problems such as birth defects, mental retardation, neuropsychiatric disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases.

The overall goal of my laboratory is to better understand the fundamental mechanisms of neural development and function, as well as its relevance to the pathogenesis of diverse human neurological disorders. The lab is currently focused on two major questions. First, what is the molecular and cellular basis of neurodegenerative diseases? Second, how is neurogenesis regulated during embryonic and adult stages and how does its malfunction contribute to neurological problems?

To achieve this goal, we utilize the combined approaches of biochemistry, cell biology, behavior, and molecular genetics with in vivo animal (e.g. Drosophila and mouse) models.

Extensive Research Description

Pathogenesis studies (molecular and cellular basis) of neurodegenerative diseases

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Janghoo Lim, PhD
Mailing Address
Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine295 Congress Ave. BCMM 454C
New Haven , CT 06510