People


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Stephen C. Noctor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

I grew up in New Jersey, attended Rutgers University, and got my PhD in the laboratory of Sharon Juliano at USU in Bethesda, MD. In Sharon’s lab I studied cortical development in the ferret model, focusing on neurogenesis, radial glial cell morphology, Cajal Retzius cell distribution, and the development of cortical layers. I next performed post-doctoral work with Dr. Arnold Kriegstein, focusing on radial glial cell function, neural precursor cell identity, and neuronal migration in the rat model. At the UC Davis MIND Institute I continue to study cortical development using a variety of vertebrate models. I focus on factors that regulate development under normal and pathological conditions.

My interest in studying cortical development and neurodevelopmental disorders is both personal and intellectual. I understand the impact that neurodevelopmental disorders have on the lives of affected individuals, and the families and friends who care for them. I am driven to contribute to our understanding of brain development to speed discovery of new treatments, therapies, and cures.

This can only be accomplished when surrounded by good people:

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Current Lab Members

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Anna Kreutz
Neuroscience Graduate Program

 

 

 

 

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Skippy Keiter
Neuroscience Graduate Program

 

 

 

 

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Nicole Barger, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral researcher

 

 

 

 

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Pratiksha Dighe, M.S.
UC Davis / CSUS Bridges to Stem Cells Program

 

 

 

 

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Mai Chounchay
Visiting Researcher

 

 

 

 

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Jake Nelson
BYU-I Intern
Website Development
Uberfine Web Design

 

 

 

 

 

Former Lab Members

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Chris Cunningham, Ph.D.
The Scripps Research Institute

 

 

 

 

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Anish Prakash
California Dept. of Rehabilitation
CPA

 

 

 

 

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Joseph Elsbernd, M.S.
UC Davis / CSUS Bridges to Stem Cells Program, v1.0
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

 

 

 

 

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Craig Jarvis
Medical Student, 2LT US Army