Translational control of neuronal mRNAs in autism spectrum disorders

Year of award: 2015


  • Dr Christos Gkogkas

    University of Edinburgh

Project summary

Christos is a molecular neurobiologist based at the Centre for Integrative Physiology and the Patrick Wild Centre at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on determining how regulation of gene expression, at the level of protein synthesis, in different neuronal cell types can impinge upon neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Christos's group applies diverse biochemical and electrophysiological imaging and behavioural approaches in transgenic rodents to elucidate the neurobiological basis of 'autism-like' phenotypes. By studying the neurobiological underpinnings of ASD, Christos aims to identify novel therapeutic avenues for ASD.