Welcome to the Gutmann Laboratory

Using neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) as a model system, the Gutmann laboratory aims to characterize the genomic, genetic, cellular and molecular factors that contribute to the development of nervous system tumors (gliomas and neurofibromas) and cognitive problems (learning and behavioral deficits). The goal of this work is to establish new treatments for people with NF, and to better understand related medical problems in the general population, including adult and childhood brain tumors, nerve tumors, sarcoma and autism.