Dr. Dan Goldowitz received his PhD in Psychobiology at the University of California at Irvine and did postdoctoral training in Boston, Stockholm and Salt Lake City where the focus was on brain development. Currently, he is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics and Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at UBC and member of the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics.
He led a successful application and a renewal for a Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence in brain development in late 2009 and 2014, called NeuroDevNet, now called Kids Brain Health Network. Dr. Goldowitz brought together a group of skilled and passionate researchers and important stakeholders across Canada to make significant impacts in the domains of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and cerebral palsy. Most recently, he co-led a successful national competition in chronic disease Strategies for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) in brain-based disorders, CHILD-BRIGHT. In the lab, Dan continues using mouse models to study perturbations of brain development and the genes that drive the development of the cerebellum.
brain development, genetics and epigenetics of neurodevelopment, mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, developmental origins of health and disease, networks to support patient-oriented research