Jordane Dimidschstein, PhD
Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Education and Training:
- 2017-2018: Research Scientist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston, MA
- 2013-2017: Posdtoc at the Neuroscience Institute of NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
- 2005-2012: Ph.D. in Neurobiology at the faculty of Medicine of the University of Brussels, Belgium
- 2001-2005: B.S. in Biology at University of Liege, Belgium
Current or Past Study:
A fundamental impediment to understanding the brain is the availability of scalable and robust methods for targeting and manipulating specific neuronal populations. The need to overcome this barrier is pressing because there are considerable anatomical, physiological and behavioral differences between mice and higher mammalian species, the latter of which is genetically inaccessible. Our laboratory aims to develop methods to target and manipulate specific neuronal populations in human and non-human primates and thereby determine the contribution of specific neuronal populations to normal brain function and conversely how abnormalities in their function can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.
Jordane Dimidschstein is a group leader in the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Dr. Dimidschstein obtained a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Brussels focussed on characterizing key aspects of neuronal migration during cortical development. He completed his postdoctoral training at NYU school of Medecine in New York where he developed a novel viral strategy allowing to target and manipulate interneurons across vertebrate species.