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Heiman Lab


The Heiman lab aims to understand how neuronal identity is established and maintained, and how the molecular identity of a neuron determines its susceptibility to disease. Lab members use biochemical, genetic, and molecular biological tools, including mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases and a novel methodology termed Translating Ribosome Affinity Purification (TRAP) that allows molecular profiling of individual types of neurons from within the mammalian brain.

Primary Investigator

Myriam Heiman, Ph.D.
Core member, Broad Institute
Member, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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