Peter Kind, Ph.D.
Professor, The University of Edinburgh
Director, Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain and Co-Director, Patrick Wild Centre
Peter Kind is director of the Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain; co-director of the Patrick Wild Centre for Research into Autism, Fragile X Syndrome and Intellectual Disability; and professor of developmental neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh. He is also associate director at the Centre for Brain Development and Repair at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore, India.
His laboratory uses a range of electrophysiological and imagining techniques to examine the functional, morphological and behavioral phenotypes associated with rodent (mouse and rat) models of single gene causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and intellectual disabilities (IDs). His group is also examining whether there is convergence of developmental trajectories for different forms of ASDs/IDs and whether therapeutic strategies need to be administered during the critical periods of brain development.