Aislinn Williams M.D., Ph.D.

Aislinn Williams, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry - Division of Molecular Psychiatry
319-335-2434
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Research Focus: 

The Williams Lab is interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which genetic risk factors contribute to psychiatric disease from a developmental perspective. Their current projects focus on voltage-gated calcium channel genes, which have been linked to the risk of developing bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and autism. They use induced pluripotent stem cells and transgenic mouse models to study how calcium channel gene SNPs alter neuronal development, neural circuit function, and affective behavior.

 

Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Iowa Neuroscience Institute

 
Faculty affiliations: 
Research Mode: 
Clinical
Experimental
Research Paradigm(s): 
Developmental Genetics
Neurogenetics
Applications: 
Behavior and Mental Disorders
Nervous System
Stem Cells
Organisms: 
Rodent (mouse/rat)
College: 
Carver College of Medicine

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