Konark Mukherjee presents new animal model for pervasive diseases

Konark Mukherjee, Ph.D.

Konark Mukherjee, Ph.D.

Konark Mukherjee, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, gave a talk at the International Conference on Psychology, Autism and Alzheimer’s Disease, the 136th OMICS Group Conference, on September 30. The OMICS Group is an amalgamation of more than 300 open-access publications and worldwide science conferences and events. The conference, which took place in San Antonio, Texas, from September 30 through October 1, was organized by Andrew Schally, who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1977.

Mukherjee’s presentation centered on the development of one of the best animal models for pervasive developmental disorders, the first Mukherjee developed at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. In his talk, “Identification and Glycerol-Induced Correction of Misfolding Mutations in the X-Linked Mental Retardation Gene CASK,” Mukherjee also talked about potential therapeutic approaches for pervasive developmental disorders.