Hello, and welcome to Developmental Neuroscience! This site is for anyone curious about how the nervous system of living things is put together, how it operates and what happens when it is faulty from problems with its assembly, from damage or from just the natural passing of time.
This site is run by Julian Heng. He is a dad, husband and neuroscience citizen. He works as a research academic at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.
Why am I at this site?
You may be here because of your interest in the activities of the ANS Developmental Neuroscience Forum (ADNF), a forum for developmental neuroscience researchers and fellow citizens to show and tell their work. If you have not heard of this initiative, we encourage you to register and participate in the conversation! This activity is an initiative of the Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS), a peak body of Neuroscience in Australia and New Zealand since 1980.
What kind of neuroscience research does Julian Heng carry out?
Julian runs The Heng Lab! We study brain growth and disease. Our laboratory investigates the genetic basis for neural circuit formation in the mammalian brain as a means to understand what makes each of us think in our own unique way. The goal of our research is to understand how the brain is put together, and to apply this knowledge to give individuals the best start to life as well as to maintain good mental health as we age. Our vision is to apply this research to improve lives by developing personalized options for the diagnosis and treatment of early onset mental health conditions.