Histone modification dynamics in the brain
Our primary research goal is to understand how the dynamic regulation of chromatin, the DNA-containing macromolecule, engages in brain development and function. The results of our studies will likely provide an important foundation for future treatments of cognitive disorders, such as intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. We are located within the Dept. of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
New research paper published
We found the roles of RAI1, Smith-Magnis Syndrome gene, in neuronal activity-dependent transcription, and synaptic scaling. This work also highlights the utility of nascent RNA sequencing to probe the roles of chromatin regulators in neural ensembles.
The KDM5C Registry's purpose is to gather demographic and clinical information on KDM5C patients in both a centralized location and standard format. It was created to serve the parent, patient, physician, and research communities as we strive for a better understanding of KDM5C on the path to finding treatments.
Several KDM5C families came together with the idea of creating Foundation to improve the lives of KDM5C-affected families. The KARES foundation was born in 2022, a nonprofit 501(C)(3) dedicated KDM5C advocacy, research, education, & support for individuals and families living with KDM5C syndrome around the globe.