Linda Richards, PhD

Edison Professor and Department Head, Neuroscience

Our laboratory investigates the development of the cerebral cortex and the formation of commissural connections between the two hemispheres of the brain, in particular the development of the corpus callosum. We work with people that have corpus callosum dysgenesis to understand the genetic and developmental causes of these disorders and how they affect cognitive outcome. We also study mouse models of corpus callosum dysgenesis and are studying how brain activity first emerges in the cerebral cortex of a small marsupial called a fat-tailed dunnart. We study mechanisms that regulate brain wiring and how these underpin behavior and cognition.

Research keywords: cerebral cortex; brain development; developmental disorders

Basic information

Mentoring statement:Find it here.
Some former postdocs’ career outcomes:Multiple postdoctoral fellows from my laboratory are independent investigators (at The University of Queensland, Australia; Associate Professor Michael Pipe, Dr Laura Fenlon, Dr Rodrigo Suarez, Dr Randal Moldrich; at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research; Dr Guy Barry; at the Princess Maxima Institute for Pediatric Oncology; Dr Jens Bunt).

Postdoc openings within the next year

Number of postdoc positions:1
Postdoc eligibility:U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
Current Visa-Holding Trainees in the U.S.
International Trainees Outside the U.S.