Pascual Lab


Our laboratory attracts scientists and collaborators with diverse backgrounds that range from mathematics to genetics, electrophysiology, brain functional imaging, or neuroscience, but with the common ability and shared vision to work on problems relevant to the human nervous and muscular systems and, more importantly, to the individuals afflicted by their diseases.

Research Interests

As a universal principle, a disease starts with an alteration in the normal function of a cell, and abnormal functioning is always the consequence of a molecular abnormality. We devote equal efforts to understanding how molecules are designed to function under normal conditions, how genetic mutations alter their properties, and how these abnormal properties cause the diseases that we diagnose in the clinic.

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Juan M. Pascual, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Levi B. Good, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

University of Texas at Dallas

Isaac Marin-Valencia, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Mount Sinai Medical School, New York

Qian Ma, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist