Dr. Paul Lombroso explains STEP and its role in regulating intracellular signaling

Date Published: 
March 18, 2011
Year Published: 
2011
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Dr. Lombroso is the Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor in the Child Study Center and the Director of Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology.

Dr. Lambroso's lab studies how humans normally learn and how these processes are disrupted in various neuropsychiatric disorders. He is interested in a number of disorders including Autism, Tourette's syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as drug addiction and Alzheimer's disease. His work focuses on a brain-specific protein tyrosine phosphatase called STEP and its role in regulating intracellular signaling.