The Section on Systems Biology of Communication Disorders is focused on identifying genetic variation in the molecular components of human communication systems. Our studies rely heavily on genetic approaches including both family-based and population-based approaches. Our primary goals are to identify genes responsible for communication disorders in humans, and to generate in vitro and animal model systems for the study of these disorders, with a particular emphasis on the speech disorder of stuttering.

Research Methods
Animal Models
Research Interests
Human Genetics
Speech Disorders
Taste Perception
Auditory Pitch Perception
NIH, NIDCD, 5 Research Court, Rm. 2B44 Rockville, MD 20850
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
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