Neuroepigenetic Regulation and Down Syndrome

What is epigenetic regulation of gene expression, and why is it particularly important in brain development? This presentation will provide a fundamental understanding of epigenetics, focusing on the specific implications of chromosome 21 trisomy.

Richard C. Deth

Dr. Richard Deth is Professor of Pharmacology at Northeastern University. His research is focused on oxidative stress and impaired methylation in neurodevelopmental, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. He has testified before Congress and in vaccine court proceedings about how vaccine adjuvants and preservatives might contribute to autism. Dr. Deth is the author of Molecular Origins of Human Attention: The Dopamine-Folate Connection.