Livia Tomasini working with fibroblast from patients with Autism spectrum disorders at Professor Vaccarino's Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology.
Our scientific goals include:
- Studying the dynamics of human early brain development
- Correlating cellular and functional events in neural development with underlying changes in genomic sequence, epigenomic imprinting and regulation of gene expression
- Developing cellular models of biological mechanisms underpinning neuropsychiatric disorders of genetic and non-genetic origins
- Understanding genomic mosaicism and its implications for normal and abnormal development