Welcome to the De la Torre-Ubieta Laboratory!

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.


  • 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.