Modeling FOXG1 Syndrome Using hiPSC-derived Cortical Organoids poster.
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Student: Veronika Mikhaylova

Level: Undergraduate
Major: Biology
Host Mentor: Alysson Muotri, Ph.D.
Host Institution: Pediatrics and Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Sanford Consortium
Date: July 2021

 

Abstract

Worked on FOXG1 syndrome, a rare and debilitating childhood neurological disorder caused by a spontaneous mutation in the FOXG1 gene (which encodes for the transcription factor, forkhead box G1 protein). She was trying to identify potential therapeutic solutions for the FOXG1 syndrome, testing of different therapies on the organoid model to determine the efficacy in vitro and their potential for clinical trials.

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