Joseph Gleeson

Faculty Status
Professor/HHMI Investigator
(858) 822-3535
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Brief Research Description
Neurosciences, Brain Development, Cell Proliferation, Neurogenetics, Seizures
Lab Description

Our lab is interested in how the human brain is assembled. We use genetic strategies to explore causes of human disease and then link these genes to function using model systems. We are focused on diseases like mental retardation, epilepsy and autism, where brain development is disrupted. We have two full time bioinformatics (graduate student and staff programmer) developing computational solutions, database design and machine learning paradigms for large datasets in the area of genome sequencing.