The laboratory studies the cell biology of neural stem cells in normal development and in neurodevelopmental disorders with a current focus on autism and Fragile X syndrome (FXS). Our research uses a knockout mouse model of Fragile X syndrome to study the effect of the affected gene on stem cell lineage biology. A variety of methods are used to evaluate how astrocytes can correct the neuronal phenotype in autism.
Tissue culture, neural stem cells, Fragile X knockout mouse, astrocytes, immunocytochemistry, confocal microscopy and imaging.
Dr. Doering is very involved in teaching within the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Medical Sciences Program
- Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Program
- Radiology and Surgery Residency Training
- Education Program in Anatomy
- Undergraduate Medical Program —
Medical Foundations 1, 2, 3 and 5