What we do

Martínez-Cerdeño Lab

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 humans provide an excellent tool to generate and test new treatments for different kinds of autism.

About Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño

Dr. Martínez-Cerdeño has been studying brain development for more than 20 years. She has greatly contributed to the understanding of prenatal cerebral development & evolution and to unraveling the anatomical basis of autism as well as the pathology of FMR1 conditions.