Josh Weiner

IBA-MARC Core Mentor and Executive Committee Member
Professor Biology; Associate Dean for Research, CLAS
Associate Director, Iowa Neuroscience Institute
Department: 
Biology
College: 
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University: 
The University of Iowa
STEM Area of Research: 
Biology
Neuroscience
Education: 
PhD, University of California - San Diego, 1999
Phone: 
(319) 335-0091
Office: 
348B Biology Building
Research Interests: 
Cell and Developmental Biology and Neurobiology

My laboratory is focused on identifying the fundamental molecular mechanisms that control neuronal differentiation and neural circuit formation during brain development. We take a candidate approach, generating allelic series of transgenic and knockout mice and analyzing their developmental phenotypes with a wide range of genetic, biochemical, pharmacological, molecular biology, and cell biology techniques. We focus on genes and processes that have been implicated in human neurodevelopmental disorders.