Juan Young, PhD

young-195x260Assistant Professor
Dr. John T Macdonald Department of Human Genetics
1501 NW 10th Ave
Miami, FL, 33136
Phone: 305-243-1027
Fax: 305-243-2703
Email: jyoung3@med.miami.edu
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The research in the laboratory of Dr. Young is focused on uncovering the role of epigenetic mechanisms in the regulation of brain function. In particular, the lab uses transgenic mouse models carrying mutations in epigenetic interpreters to explore functional aspects of epigenetic control of genome activity in brain cells. The research also focuses on understanding the pathogenesis of neurological diseases such as Rett Syndrome and Microdeletion 2q23.1 Syndrome.