The Noctor Lab investigates development of the cerebral cortex, with a special focus on factors that regulate the function of neural and glial precursor cells, and the migration of cortical cells. A central goal of the lab is to establish a firm foundation for understanding normal brain development, to better understand the origins of neurodevelopmental disorders.
Our lab is located in the UC Davis MIND Institute, a research enterprise that brings together clinical and basic researchers dedicated to understanding, prevention, care, and cures of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. We are also affiliated with the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience and Neuroscience Graduate Program.
The MIND Institute is located on UC Davis’ Sacramento campus along with the School of Medicine, the Stem Cell Program, the Institute for Regenerative Cures – a facility supported by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the UC Davis Imaging Research Center, and the Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine, among others.