The Osborne Lab


Our interests lie in understanding the genes and pathways that regulate human behaviour and cognition. We study the human chromosome 7 locus, 7q11.23, which is susceptible to genomic rearrangement through non-allelic homologous recombination. Deletion and duplication of 7q11.23 both cause neurodevelopmental disorders with unique cognitive and behavioural profiles, which offer a window into the genetics of human behavior.


We are located in the Medical Sciences Building on campus at the University of Toronto. The U of T research community is one of the most stimulating and diverse in North America. With five major teaching hospitals within a few minutes walk of the campus, U of T provides an excellent environment for both basic and clinical research. U of T also sets the standards for collaborative research, both between departments and between institutions.