Roger studies the common roundworm C. elegans as a model to explore how genes function in the human brain. His findings are leading to improved understanding of neurological conditions such as schizophrenia and epilepsy, as well as genetic factors that influence obesity and exercise. He plans to eventually use that information to forge ties with industry to identify promising drug targets.
"Because roundworms share so many genes with humans, they are a great model system to investigate and gain a better understanding of processes like metabolism and brain disease," he says.
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