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Millen Lab

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The Millen Lab has long been interested in the genetic and developmental basis of structural birth defects of the brain both in humans and animal models. We have a specific interest in malformations of the cerebellum, a brain structure that lies between the brainstem and the cerebrum and plays important roles in sensory perception, motor output, balance and posture in addition to cognition and emotion. The relative anatomic simplicity of the cerebellum makes this important brain structure an ideal system to study neural development. Further, the mechanisms that drive cerebellar development are shared by more complex regions of the brain, including the cerebral cortex.

See a list of Dr. Millen’s publications on PubMed.

Contact Us

Laboratory Director

Kathleen J. Millen, PhD
Seattle Children's Research Institute, Center for Integrative Brain Research
1900 Ninth Avenue, Room 1028, Mailstop C9S-10
Seattle, WA 98101

206-884-3225 office
206-884-1210 fax
Email

Lab Contact

Paul Wakenight
Seattle Children's Research Institute, Center for Integrative Brain Research
1900 Ninth Avenue, Mailstop C9S-10
Seattle, WA 98101

206-884-1159 lab
206-884-1210 fax
Email

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