Alexander Bassuk, M.D., Ph.D.

Alexander  Bassuk, M.D, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pediatrics
Research focus: 

The genetics of human neural tube defects,  The genetics of human epilepsy.

Office

319-356-7726
FAX: 
319-356-4855
2505 JCP

Lab

319-384-4648

Our laboratory is interested in understanding the basic mechanisms underlying both normal and disordered development of the nervous system. Our approach to these issues includes investigating the genetics of human neural tube defects (NTDs) and familial epilepsies, and elucidating the biology regulating neural stem cell development. The techniques used in our laboratory include genome wide linkage analysis (GWA), association studies, comparative genomic hybridization (CGH), copy number variation (CNV) analysis, transgenic mouse production, and cell culture. As part of our studies we have collected DNA samples from over 2000 patients and family members with congenital nervous system malformations, and several large families with autosomal recessive epilepsy syndromes.

Research mode: 
Clinical

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