Cameron Pernia's Research Focus
Induced human pluripotent stem cell -Disease in a Dish- models are providing novel insights into complicated diseases that were not previously attainable. Specifically, central nervous system disorders with intricate behavioral symptoms have proven difficult to study at the cellular and molecular level. Utilizing iPSC technologies, human cell cultures from affected patients can be generated that are representative and predictive of the pathology underlying their disease. Cameron is interested in utilizing these stem cell tools to elucidate how changes in the molecular biology of the brain results in complex changes in behavior and cognition.