Postdoctoral researcher Karol Cichewicz joins the Nord Lab. Karol has experience in genomics and behavior from his PhD study on compensatory mechanisms responding to the loss of dopamine in a fruit fly model of Parkinson’s Disease. He also created ShinyR-DAM, a popular computer program for the analysis of fruit fly locomotion, sleep, and circadian rhythms. In the Nord Lab, Karol will be investigating molecular developmental processes in the mouse brain, responding to immune activation during pregnancy, responsible for a phenotype similar to Autism Spectrum Disorder in the offspring.