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Sabin N

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy


Neuroscience, Genetics, Genomics, Epigenetics, Biochemistry

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Understanding how gene mutations cause neurological disease

The nervous system is the control center of the human body and is composed of the brain, the spinal cord and nerves. Injury or disease to the nervous system can impair normal functioning. There are hundreds of neurological disorders affecting brain development and function. Many neurological disorders are caused by gene mutations that can disrupt certain pathways and process that are critical for normal brain function, such as Huntington's disease and muscular Dystrophy. In this project you can: 1) Identify a genetic mutation that causes a neurological disorder and investigate clinical cases of patients with the disorder. 2) Does this neurological disorder have a treatment or a cure? Explore how pharmacological treatments and clinical trials work. 3) Interview a physician or scientist who studies a particular neurological disorder. Explore how scientist study this particular neurological disorder. Explore how physicians treat a patient with the disease. 4) Explore whether neurological disorders affect certain populations more than others (i.e. neurodegenerative disorders prevalent in geriatric populations

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