Susan Dymecki, M.D., Ph.D.

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Susan Dymecki, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Genetics
Harvard Medical School
NRB 358e
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 432-4812

Research in the Dymecki laboratory explores the development and function of brainstem neural systems including: the serotonergic system, with its involvement in behaviors ranging from respiratory control to aggression; the precerebellar system, with its central role in coordinating locomotor behavior; and the hindbrain choroid plexus, as an organizing center during hindbrain development and as a source of cerebral spinal fluid. We study these areas in mice using a range of novel genetic, embryological and molecular methods.