Neurons in Youth

November 30, 2011

Publication: Harvard Gazette

Featured Expert: Takao Hensch


Center-affiliated faculty member Takao Hensch, a professor of neurology at Children’s Hospital Boston, is leading a group of Harvard researchers in an effort to map how brain wiring occurs early in life and what happens when it goes awry. Research by Hensch, who is also a professor of molecular and cellular biology, looks into how genetic alterations can affect this wiring and may one day lead to new therapies for disorders such as schizophrenia and autism.

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