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Gord Fishell, New York University, USA

Gord Fishell

Gord Fishell, PhD., is a professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School and the Stanley Center at the Broad. He was formerly the associate director of the NYU Neuroscience Institute, Julius Raines Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology, and director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and Physiology at New York University School of Medicine (NYU). Dr. Fishell was a founding member of the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, having joined the developmental genetics program in in 1994. In 2006, he launched the Smilow Neuroscience Program and in 2011 he became the associate director of the then newly formed NYU Neuroscience Program. In July of 2017 he move his laboratory to Harvard to better focus on the basic and translational important of brain inhibition. His laboratory is interested in the developmental steps that allow the startling repertoire of inhibitory GABAergic interneurons to integrate in the brain. As the link between interneurons and psychiatric disease has become more apparent, his work has increasingly spanned the boundary between development and disease.

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