Smita Yadav, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
University of Washington
HSB Room F404
Seattle, WA 98195
Dr. Yadav is interested in understanding the molecular and signaling pathways important for brain development, and to elucidate how aberrations in these pathways lead to neurodevelopmental disorders including autism and intellectual disability. Her laboratory is currently investigating:
- how mutations in an autism susceptibility gene TAOK2 contribute to the neuropathology of autism;
- the synaptic and signaling deficits in human iPSC derived neurons obtained from patients with autism; and
- the role of a unique signaling organelle, the primary cilia in autism and brain size defects.
Dr. Yadav’s Lab
University of Washington • Center on Human Development
and Disability • Box 357920 • Seattle WA 98195-7920 USA • 206-543-7701
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