Laura Lavery

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The Lavery lab studies epigenetic control of gene expression in brain development, and seeks to determine how pathogenic mutations in epigenetic factors give rise to neurological disorders in children. Our approach is interdisciplinary combining human genetics, in vivo neuroscience in rodent models of neurological disorders, and rigorous biochemical and biophysical dissection of molecular mechanism.

Research Areas

Neuroepigenetics, Neurodevelopmental disorders, DNA methylation, DNMT3A, Tatton-Brown-Rahman syndrome, Heyn-Sproul-Jackson syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder


B.S. Biochemistry (2006) University of Texas at Austin

Ph.D. Biophysics (2013) University of California, San Francisco

Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-2021), Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine


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