Neurodevelopmental Disorder Research at the Neuro, McGill University


Neurodevelopmental disorders affect more children than any other childhood disability: an estimated one in six in the world.

The Neuro’s Research Group works to develop an understanding of the developmental mechanisms, both genetic and environmental, that are required to wire up the healthy brain, and how these might be derailed in disease.

Neurodevelopmental disorders include autism spectrum disorder, intellectual or learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and schizophrenia.

The Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation is proud of its relationship with McGill and The Neuro.  It is pleased to announce a significant gift towards gene therapy, an approach that treats or prevents disease by correcting the underlying problem.