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Our laboratory specializes in the analysis of gene expression and function that are relevant to cognitive processes and that may help understand the causes of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, respectively.
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We are pleased to announce the establishment of the first Local Chapter of the Molecular & Cellular Cognition Society (MCCS) in Puerto Rico. This chapter was first created in February 2002. Several laboratories at various research institutions in Puerto Rico are heavily involved in the field of Molecular & Cellular Cognition. This Chapter will help local investigators to coalesce into a common theme and will help strengthen and even increase the level of interactions, synergisms, and collaborations between laboratories in the Island. Puerto Rico also has a very strategic significance in the spread of the missions and goals of the MCCS internationally. We are in a unique position, within the Caribbean, that enables us to interact with scientists in the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Spain. Thus, one of are greatest goals is to help bring together scientists from these regions, join and interact with them during our activities as a Local Chapter.