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Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Neuroscience & MSTP Featured in Research Spotlight

Monday, November 5, 2018
miRNAs may play an important role in transmission of stress associated disorders.
dickson&feig spotlight

Work from David Dickson, an MD/PhD student in the Neuroscience program and his advisor Larry Feig, have shed new light on the ways stress- associated behaviors are passed from generation to generation. David and colleagues working with Dr. Feig have identified multiple members of the miR34/449 family of miRNAs as potential mediators of this phenomenon in mice.

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Dickson DA, Paulus JK, Mensah V, Lem J, Saavedra-Rodriguez L, Gentry A, Pagidas K, Feig LA. 2018. Reduced levels of miRNAs 449 and 34 in sperm of mice and men exposed to early life stress. Transl Psychiatry 8: 101. Abstract