Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center


Ghiani, Cristina A., Ph.D.


Molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuron-glia cross talk and gene-environmental interactions involved in brain development


  • Dept of Psychiatry
  • Dept of Pathology and laboratory Medicine
  • Visiting Assoc Professor


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