Name: Martin L Doughty, Ph.D.
USU Department of Primary Appointment:
Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Molecular and Cell Biology
1995 Ph.D. in Pysiology, University College London, United Kingdom
1990 BSc with honours in Biological Sciences, Birmingham, United Kingdom
My research interest is in neurogenesis with a particular focus on the transcriptional control of neuronal specification and differentiation. My early training investigated cerebellar development in spontaneous mutant mice models using classical histochemistry and electron microscopy techniques. As a postdoctoral researcher and later a Research Assistant Professor, I gained considerable experience in the creation and application of transgenic and targeted mutant mouse models in neurodevelopment research at The Rockefeller University. More recently my work has focused on using human induced pluripotent stem cells to model physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms of neuronal network connectivity in vitro. I am particularly interested in the role epigenetic factors play in neurogenesis and I have published several peer-reviewed publications on this topic in the last few years.
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