From stem cells to cortical circuits

The major research goal in our laboratory is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the development and evolution of the cerebral cortex, from stem cells to neuronal circuits, from mouse to man, in health and disease.

Pierre Vanderhaeghen

Group Leader
Group Leader since 2018
Professor at KU Leuven
Part-time Professor at ULB
Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, 1996-2000
PhD: Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium, 1996

Research Focus

The cerebral cortex is arguably the most complex and important structure in our brain and contributes in an essential way to who we are, as a species and as individuals.

The major research goal in our laboratory is to unravel some of the key mechanisms controlling the development of the cerebral cortex, from stem cells to neuronal circuits, in link with human brain evolution and diseases.
 

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