• Question: what is a thing about your study that fascinated you and amazed you??

    Asked by galil3o to Remsha, Oliver, Lisa, Kieran, Fiana, David on 12 Nov 2018. This question was also asked by 333genp45.
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      Fiana answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      It’s tough to pick just one! When we study families often there are families with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders in the family, such as autism, ADHD, learning difficulties. I am amazed all the time at just how many genes can be involved in changes the brain developmental and causing these disorders. I am most amazed though at the overlap of genes working towards these disorders!

    • Photo: Remsha Afzal

      Remsha Afzal answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      I work on a very special immune cell called the macrophage which can change its function depending on how you treat it. If you treat it with bacteria it becomes angry and starts releasing chemicals meant to kill! These are the soldiers of our body!