Lucy
Osborne

MSc, PhD

Human genetic disease
Genetic Disorder Translator

Brief Bio:

Lucy’s research focuses on genetic disorders caused by rearrangements of part of human chromosome 7. She is using animal models, human samples, and reprogrammed induced pluripotent stem cells to understand the molecular and cellular bases of the cognitive and behavioural aspects of these neurodevelopmental disorders. Lucy is a cheerful and wise mentor. She is a professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics at U of T. At the TRP, she is our IMS Liaison and Graduate Coordinator.

Research Interests:

"My research focuses on rearrangements of human chromosome 7q11.23. We study the deletion disorder Williams-Beuren syndrome, as well as it’s reciprocal duplication disorder, and have helped elucidate the range of complex chromosomal rearrangements associated with this part of chromosome 7. We are currently using animal models, human samples and reprogrammed induced pluripotent stem cells to understand the molecular and cellular bases of the cognitive and behavioural aspects of these syndromes."

Affiliations:

Medicine and Molecular Genetics

Site:

individual.utoronto.ca/osbornelab/

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