Lucia Y. Brown, M.D.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
1993 M.D. - Faculdade de Medicina de Marilia, Estado de Sao Paulo, Brasil
Dr. Brown’s research interests are in the holoprosencephaly gene, Zic2 and its role in early nervous system development. Current studies with Zic2 relate to its newly discovered role in the pre-implantation blastocyst as well as in embryonic stem cells. Both transgenic and tissue culture models are currently being used to elucidate Zic2 function. A second area of research relates to the global analysis of genomic methylation and the role of genomic methylation in the developing placenta.