Luis De La Torre-Ubieta*

Luis De La Torre-Ubieta

Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles

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Affiliations

Member, Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research, Gene Regulation GPB Home Area, Genetics & Genomics GPB Home Area, Intellectual and Development Disabilities Research Center, Neuroscience GPB Home Area
 

Biography:

Dr. de la Torre-Ubieta performed his undergraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico and obtained his doctoral degree in Neurobiology from Harvard University studying cell-intrinsic mechanisms regulating neuronal morphogenesis. He then went on to pursue postdoctoral studies at UCLA in the Geschwind laboratory where he employed computational and molecular approaches to study human cortical neurogenesis. His work focused on developing and characterizing in vitro models of human brain development and elucidating signaling and gene-regulatory mechanisms operating in the developing human neocortex. His research has been funded through individual awards by the NIH, CIRM, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, and is an Albert J. Ryan Foundation Fellow. Prof. de la Torre-Ubieta is also an avid microscopist and received a Wellcome Trust Image Award for his work imaging cleared mouse brains.