Aislinn Williams, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

The Williams Lab is interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which genetic risk factors contribute to psychiatric disease from a developmental perspective. Their current projects focus on voltage-gated calcium channel genes, which have been linked to the risk of developing bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and autism. They use induced pluripotent stem cells and transgenic mouse models to study how calcium channel gene SNPs alter neuronal development, neural circuit function, and affective behavior.

Recent publications

Research areas
  • Cellular and molecular neuroscience
  • Systems neuroscience
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Ion channels
  • Autism and intellectual disabilities
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Cerebellum
  • Developmental neuroscience
  • Learning
  • Transgenic models
  • Stem cells
  • Animal behavior
  • Molecular biology
  • Cell culturing

2326 PBDB
United States

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