Faculty members

Rodney C. Samaco, Ph.D. 106x80
Dr. Samaco's pioneering research focuses on studying the key neuroanatomical and molecular determinants of social behavior using mouse models of syndromic autism. His work aims to uncover the molecular changes that are responsible for social behavior abnormalities in specific neuronal populations.

Research Breakthroughs

About NRI

The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital (NRI) opened in December 2010. Dedicated to improving the lives of patients facing devastating neurological disorders, the NRI is a basic research institute committed to understanding the pathogenesis of neurological diseases with the ultimate goal of developing treatments.

Collaboration and leadership in genetics and neuroscience have allowed faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital to discover the underlying causes of dozens of neurological disorders.

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