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Robert Hevner, MD, PhD

Professor, Pathology
Director of Neuropathology

Contact Information

UC San Diego
9300 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Mailing address:
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC 7723
La Jolla, CA 92093-0634

Office: (858) 246-3229


Lab Manager:
Ray Daza

Lab Website

My lab studies mechanisms of brain development, neurogenesis, and regeneration, especially in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus. We study mammalian species including mice and humans. We use various methods including histology, molecular (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq), stem cells, genetic lineage tracing, and gene targeting.
  1. Hevner RF. Intermediate progenitors and Tbr2 in cortical development. J Anat. 2019 Jan 24. doi: 10.1111/joa.12939. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Mihalas AB, Hevner RF. Clonal analysis reveals laminar fate multipotency and daughter cell apoptosis of mouse cortical intermediate progenitors. Development. 2018 Sep 14;145(17).
  3. Elsen GE, Bedogni F, Hodge RD, Bammler TK, MacDonald JW, Lindtner S, Rubenstein JLR, Hevner RF. The Epigenetic Factor Landscape of Developing Neocortex Is Regulated by Transcription Factors Pax6→ Tbr2→ Tbr1. Front Neurosci. 2018 Aug 22;12:571.
  4. Kaplan ES, Ramos-Laguna KA, Mihalas AB, Daza RAM, Hevner RF. Neocortical Sox9+ radial glia generate glutamatergic neurons for all layers, but lack discernible evidence of early laminar fate restriction. Neural Dev. 2017 Aug 16;12(1):14.