Niels Ringstad, Ph.D.

Using C. elegans as a model system, the Ringstad lab seeks to identify genes that function in neurochemical signaling pathways, specifically in neuropeptide signaling and in biogenic amine signaling pathways. Such genes might encode new targets for therapeutics in the treatment of psychiatric and neurological illnesses that are associated with defects in neurochemical signaling, such as major depression, Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia.

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Skirball Institute, Floor 5, Lab 2
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