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Dr Setsuko Sahara PhD



My research is focused on the development of the mammalian neocortex, which is the control centre of our behavior, thought and intellectual abilities. I am particularly interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying cortical progenitor differentiation during cortical development. Decoding these mechanisms is crucial to understanding:

1) How our brains undergo healthy development and what happens to the brain in psychiatric disorders.

2) How we could develop novel strategies to regenerate damaged nervous system.

Please see my Research Staff Profile for more detail

Find out more about my research:

CDN - Setsuko Sahara

Key collaborators:

  • Dr Eugene Makeyev, King's College London
  • Dr Yasuhiko Kawakami, University of University of Minnesota
  • Professor Charles F Stevens, The Salk Institute