Dr. Laura Mamounas joined the NINDS in 2001 and serves as a Program Director in the Neurogenetics Cluster at NINDS. She currently oversees research grant portfolios and programs in: i) neurotrophic factor signaling mechanisms; ii) molecular determinants of neurodevelopment; and iii) childhood neurodevelopmental disorders including Rett Syndrome, autism (genetic/molecular investigations and animal models), and Tourette Syndrome. Dr. Mamounas also manages the GENSAT contract and the NINDS Human Genetics (DNA & Cell Line) Repository. Dr. Mamounas received her Ph.D. in neurobiology from Stanford University and completed her postdoctoral training in the Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the NINDS, Dr. Mamounas conducted basic research at the Gerontology Research Center (National Institute on Aging), and then was a faculty member in the Department of Pathology (Division of Neuropathology) at Johns Hopkins where she directed an NIH-funded research program on neurotrophic factor mechanisms in neurodegeneration, repair & plasticity and brain aging.
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