Dr. Bradley Lega collaboration results in identification of more than 100 memory genes

Dr. Bradley Lega, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, and Psychiatry at UT Southwestern, teamed up with Dr. Genevieve Konopka, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, to study how memory works.

Dr. Bradley Lega
Bradley Lega, M.D.
Dr. Genevieve Konopka
Genevieve Konopka, Ph.D.

The study at the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute led to the groundbreaking identification of more than 100 genes linked to memory.

“This kind of collaboration is not possible unless high-quality neuroscience research and academically minded clinicians are in close physical and intellectual proximity. I don’t think either of us working or thinking independently would’ve come up with this type of analysis. Ideally, the O’Donnell Brain Institute will be a natural incubator for these sorts of collaborations for a number of neuroscience fields,” said Dr. Lega.

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