Samantha L. Deal

Developmental Biology

Baylor College of Medicine

Samantha L. Deal
Graduate Student

I am a graduate student studying developmental biology and genetics in the laboratory of Shinya Yamamoto at Baylor College of Medicine. I am interested in studying the mechanisms underlying neurological diseases, and I have been working on understanding specifically if and how genetic variants found in patients with neurological disorders may lead to the disease. In the Yamamoto lab, we utilize Drosophila melanogaster as a model to functionally characterize genetic variants and begin to dissect the underlying mechanisms for these patient disorders.


In Vivo Functional Study of Disease-associated Rare Human Variants Using Drosophila

1Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, 2Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, 3Department of Pediatrics, Section of Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, 4Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Texas Children's Hospital, 5Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine

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