Mission

The IRC5 mission is to discover the causes, consequences, and effective interventions, for disorders of the corpus callosum and associated disorders of cerebral connectivity.

Core activities of the IRC5

  • Biological scientists conduct fundamental research to discover mechanisms involved in development of the corpus callosum and other structures that connect brain areas, as well as the changes in these processes that cause disease.
  • Clinical research scientists characterize behavioral outcomes in developmental disorders of the corpus callosum, with the aim to identify the genetic and/or anatomic features that best predict outcome.
  • Clinical research scientists apply new knowledge to help individuals with DCC and their families make informed choices and select optimal clinical interventions.
  • Scientists from all fields share and integrate their findings and insights to foster new discoveries and produce tools that will aid clinicians and families in caring for people with DCC.