• Confocal microscopy of a 750um coronal section of a Thy1-GFP mouse brain that was rendered optically transparent.
    The de la Torre-Ubieta Lab

Our Research

Our laboratory began operations in 2018 within the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Intellectulal and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC). We use multidisciplinary approaches to study the gene expression patterns, gene regulatory mechanisms and histogenetic processes of the developing human brain, with emphasis in the neocortex. Our long-term goal is to translate these findings into practical therapeutics for neuropsychiatric disease.


  • Our developing human brain single-cell RNAseq study is now available in Neuron
  • Our recent Cell paper has been highlighted in Cell and Nature Reviews Neuroscience.
  • The de la Torre-Ubieta Lab opens its doors at UCLA! If you are interested in our research we have spots for enthusiastic individuals at all levels of training.