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Daniel Goldowitz
Daniel Goldowitz, PhD
Senior Scientist, CMMT, CFRI, UBC

Phone:  604-875-3822
Email:  dang@cmmt.ubc.ca

Additional Contact:
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
950 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4H4  CANADA

Administrative Assistant:
Anita Sham
Phone:  604-875-3827
Email:  apsham@cmmt.ubc.ca

Goldowitz Lab Website
Research:

Dr. Goldowitz' lab studies how genetic signals involved in the early development of the nervous system can cause neurodegenerative disease and brain disorders in children and adults. By understanding how the brain develops and is built, we will also be able understand how brain disorders develop.

"I am interested in how to put the brain together," says Dr. Goldowitz. "By putting it together you come out with insights that you couldn’t achieve any other way."

A major focus of our work is the application of molecular and bioinformatic technologies to study the entire gene regulatory network of the cerebellum, which is an area of the brain that is linked to autism, schizophrenia, mental retardation, and other brain disorders.

"For the first time in the mammalian nervous system we will be able to come up with a blueprint for how to make a part of the brain," explains Dr. Goldowitz.

And once we understand how to build it, researchers will be a much closer to being able to fix it.

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Project funded by funded by NIH Grant HD052472. Please view our funding & data sharing policy
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