- Graduate Student
- MSR 3300
- My research interests include understanding how genes, epigenetic mechanisms, and environmental factors interact to initiate neurodevelopmental disorders. Valproic acid (VPA), an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizing drug, has been demonstrated to be strongly teratogenic. My aim is to examine the molecular and epigenetic mechanisms of prenatal VPA exposure in prairie voles that alter expression of genes implicated in the neurobiology of social affiliation and pair bonding.
- Recent Publications
Heisler J, Elvir L, Barnouti F, Charles E, Wolkow TD, Pyati R, Morphological Effects of Natural Products on Schizosaccharomyces pombe Measured by Imaging Flow Cytometry, Nat Prod Bioprospect, 2014 PubMed Pyati R, Elvir LL, Charles CE, Seenath U, Wolkow TD, Imaging flow cytometry analysis of Schizosaccharomyces pombe morphology, J Yeast Fungal Res, 2011
Mohamed Kabbaj, Biomedical Sciences