What we do
The goal of Dr. Martínez-Cerdeño’s laboratory is to determine the etiology and the pathology of some forms of autism. In addition, we study the role of stem cells in the development, evolution, and pathogenesis of the mammalian cerebral cortex.
We study the anatomy and pathology of autism and related diseases in postmortem brains and based on our findings we develop animal models for autism research. Animal models mimicking our findings in human provide an excellent tool to generate and test new treatments for different kinds of autism.