Welcome to Sagiv Shifman Lab
Genetics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Our research group aims to identify and characterize genes involved in human neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders as a first step towards understanding the mechanism of disease. Our studies are focused on the genetics of autism and schizophrenia. We are using a combination of genetic and functional genomics methods to identify new genes and molecular pathways that contribute to those disorders. We also study the influence of genetic variations on gene expression as a way to understand how genetic variations may lead to neurodevelopmental disorders.