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I currently work as a PhD student at the Laboratory of Biological Psychology (LBP, PI: prof. dr. Rudi D'Hooge, co-promotor prof. dr. Guy Bosmans) at the University of Leuven. My project focuses on early life stress and its cognitive, emotional and social consequences into adulthood. We utilize mouse models, an extensive set of behavioural tests and RNA sequencing methods.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a common and pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder, characterized by sexually divergent social deficits. Its etiology is multifactorial with an important contribution of genetic factors. Neurobeachin (Nbea), a brain-enriched multidomain scaffolding protein, is an ASD candidate gene that was found to be translocated...