Martin L. Doughty, Ph.D.

Martin L. Doughty, Ph.D.

Martin Doughty Ph.D

Name: Martin L. Doughty, Ph.D.

Department of Primary Appointment: Anatomy, Physiology & Genetics
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Associate Professor

Affiliated Departments: Molecular & Cell Biology, Neuroscience
Affiliated Center: CNRM

Research Interests:
Neurogenesis and repair in the brain

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Office Phone: (301) 295-3206
Lab Phone: (301) 295-9365
Room: B2044

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University College London, 1995


Neurogenesis is the process by which neurons are generated from neural stem cells. The vast majority of mammalian neurogenesis occurs during embryonic and early postnatal development but new neurons are continually generated in two discrete brain regions in adults.

We are interested in understanding the processes that regulate neurogenesis in the developing and adult brain and how neurogenesis can be used in therapeutic interventions to promote brain repair.

Current research projects in the lab focus on three topic areas: 1) transcription factor programs regulating neurogenesis, circuitry organization and function in the developing mouse cerebellum; 2) epigenetic mechanisms regulating neurogenesis in the brains of adult mice; 3) human neural stem cell-based approaches to treat traumatic brain injury.

Our goal is to contribute knowledge to the development of new therapies to promote brain repair. To achieve this goal our research uses a combination of genetic, epigenetic, biochemical, histological, electrophysiological and behavioral techniques.