Dr Matt Parker
In my lab, we are interested in the biology of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorder. In particular, we want to understand more about the interaction between molecular (genetic/epigenetic) and environmental (stress, toxins) factors that cause these conditions to manifest. Our approach is guided very much by the philosophy that understanding the biology of neuropsychiatric conditions will help develop more effective treatments for patients. For this reason, we adopt a translational approach, primarily using zebrafish as a model species.