What is the molecular genetic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders?
Welcome to the Girirajan Lab website!
The primary focus of our research is to discover and characterize
genetic changes including genomic deletions and duplications and single
nucleotide mutations contributing to neurodevelopmental disorders such
as autism, intellectual disability, schizophrenia, epilepsy and congenital malformation.
The Girirajan laboratory is affiliated to the following:
Our lab combines experimental human genetics, functional genomics in model
organisms, and computational genomics to understand the molecular etiology of
neurodevelopmental disorders. We welcome applications from talented and committed individuals who are interested in studying human disease. Please send
inquiries to sxg47 [at] psu.edu
16p12.2 deletion recruitment
The Girirajan Lab is now recruiting patients and families carrying the 16p12.2 deletion for a study on the clinical variability
associated with this disorder. If interested in participating, please fill out the questionairre here.