David Picketts received his PhD from Queen's University (Kingston, ON, CANADA) in 1993. He pursued a PDF at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in the laboratory of Professor Douglas Higgs. He began his independent career in 1997 at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute where he currently holds a Senior Scientist position. His expertise lies in chromatin remodeling and human neural developmental diseases, which stems from his identification of the ATRX gene as the cause of an X-linked intellectual disability syndrome. Utilizing mouse models he continues to define the role of chromatin remodelers in neural development with an emphasis on Atrx, the mammalian ISWI genes, Snf2h and Snf2l, and the PHF6 gene.
Biography Updated on 11 June 2013