The Peg Nopoulos Laboratory conducts research that is designed to evaluate brain development and its relationship to long term behavioral, cognitive, and emotional outcome.  Our studies investigate the impact of various medical conditions throughout the lifespan – from shortly after birth to mature adulthood.  In particular, much of our work focuses on inherited brain disease with adult onset.

Our laboratory includes full-time research staff to oversee each study, schedule and test participants, and manage the data. We also host a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral scholars from multiple University of Iowa programs to provide them experience in neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessment, and data analysis.