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ChangHui Pak, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research areas include

Current Research
The Pak lab is interested in human brain development especially in the context of synapses, which are the functional and mature units of neuronal communication in the brain. We use innovative tools in stem cell biology and state-of-the-art neurobiology techniques to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms governing synapse formation and function during normal development. We are also actively investigating how these processes are misregulated in the formation and manifestation of neuropsychiatric diseases, such as intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, and schizophrenia, which are considered synaptic disorders.

 
Contact Info

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Life Science Laboratories Room N225
240 Thatcher Road
Amherst, MA 01003-9292

cpak@umass.edu