The Mourrain lab combines expertise in neuroscience, genetics, epigenetics, developmental biology and engineering to:
- Understand why we sleep and how sleep changes our synaptic connection to improve our cognitive performance.
- Unravel synaptic deficiencies in neurodevelopmental (Fragile X syndrome, Autism) and neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s) as well as during normal aging.
- Uncover genes and processes important for neuronal regeneration to replace dead or deficient tissue in the brain including retina.
- Push further our understanding of gene regulation and how non-coding SNPs can be responsible for human diseases.