Ronald Parchem, PhD

2023 Innovator Award Recipient

MicroRNA regulation of neural fate specification in congenital hydrocephalus.

Dr. Ronald Parchem is an associate professor of molecular and cellular biology at Baylor College of Medicine. His study entitled “Unraveling the Role of MicroRNA in Shaping Neural Fate during Congenital Hydrocephalus,” investigates how neuroepithelial fate specification causes congenital hydrocephalus. His study strategy provides us with a unique opportunity to investigate how impaired differentiation during early brain development contributes to congenital hydrocephalus.