Ekaterina Turlova

katEkaterina is a PhD candidate in the department of Physiology and Collaborative Program in Neuroscience. Her research focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms that regulate neuronal development and how these mechanisms are disrupted by the stress on the developing brain, leading to neurodevelopmental disorders. In her research, Ekaterina uses a variety of techniques, including functional analyses, confocal microscopy, molecular biology, biochemistry and animal models. Ekaterina’s goals are to understand the differences between the developing and the adult brains’ responses to stress and identify novel therapeutic targets for neurodevelopmental disorders.