Congratulations to Dr. Hiroi for being elected on the CINP Executive Committee & Council.
We would like to congratulate the following CINP Fellows to being elected on the CINP Executive Committee & Council.
Dr. Noboru Hiroi is a primary faculty with the Department of Pharmacology. His primary aim of this laboratory is to more fully understand the genetic, cellular and molecular mechanisms of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders. Copy number variations (CNVs) are associated with high rates of autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and schizophrenia. Because CNVs include many individual genes, it is not possible to determine whether chromosomal segments or single genes are responsible for specific dimensional aspects of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders in humans. To circumvent this obstacle, our laboratory examines the role of chromosomal segments within CNVs and individual CNV-encoded genes in behavioral and cellular phenotypes in cell and mouse models.