Harold Duncan MacGillavry, Ph.D.

Harold Duncan MacGillavry, Ph.D.
Utrecht University, Netherlands

2016 NARSAD Young Investor Grantee

Harold Duncan MacGillavry, Ph.D., Utrecht University, Netherlands, will explore fundamental mechanisms that control neural communication in the brain. Neurons use chemical messengers to send signals across the brain, and disruption of this communication underlies neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. Dr. MacGillavry will focus on the regulation of a protein known as mGluR and how altered control may contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders.