Barbara Clancy, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Texas at Dallas, 1996.
Web Page: http://faculty.uca.edu/bclancy/index.html
Started at UCA in 2001
Biology For General Education
Principles of Biology I
Introduction to Neuroscience
Neurodevelopment and Pathology
My students and I use an evolutionary-based statistical model to “translate” the timing of neurodevelopmental research from laboratory animals to developing humans. This work forms the basis for an ongoing multi-institutional project centered on our student driven, interactive web site where brain developmental timing can be correlated across mammalian species (www.translatingtime.net). We are interested in what application of the cross species translations reveal about humans, including anesthesia intervals, critical developmental windows, and maturation of the sensory/motor system. My students and I also use state-of-the-art neuroanatomical techniques to better understand a little-studied brain region we call the “persisting” subplate, whose cells are uniquely positioned to receive and transmit information in the mature cortex. By convention, these cells have been dismissed as “remnants,” however the UCA students are providing compelling evidence that these cells play a role in adult cortical function.