Mary E. Hatten
Associate Director, Kavli Neural Systems Institute
Hatten studies the development of the complex cellular architecture of the mammalian brain. Her research on how neurons migrate and differentiate has implications for the genetics of brain disease, as well as conditions that are partially due to developmental abnormalities, such as autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), attention deficit disorder, and childhood epilepsy. Her work has also provided insights into medulloblastoma, a prevalent childhood metastatic brain tumor.