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The Children's National Research Institute

Neuroscience Research Laboratories

Tarik Haydar, Ph.D. headshot

Tarik Haydar, Ph.D., Laboratory

The Haydar Laboratory is focused on forebrain development and function. We use a wide range of molecular and cellular techniques to understand how the brain is formed and how cellular and molecular determinants influence cognition.
Vittorio Gallo

Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., Laboratory

Learn about this laboratory led by Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., and its focus on developmental neuroscience and nervous system disease.

Nobuyuki Ishibashi

Nobuyuki Ishibashi, M.D., Laboratory

Our research activities focus on studying how congenital heart disease and subsequent cardiac surgery affect the rapidly developing brain in fetal, neonatal and infant populations.

Nathan Smith

Nathan A. Smith, Ph.D., Laboratory

My research will explore the understudied and novel mechanisms by which neuromodulators mediate the interactions between neurons, astrocytes and microglia in both normal and disease states.