Bruno Torres joined Lieber in December 2020 as a Stem Cell Core Director and Staff Scientist working in Dr. Erwin’s group. He is interested in modeling human disease using iPSC to understand neurodevelopment disorders. His prior work at the laboratory at Brazilian Bioscience National Laboratory in the National Center for Research in Energy and Materials – CNPEM – Brazil, focused on the use of iPCS to understand how missense mutations impact the brain development of intellectual disabilities patients. His post-doctoral work began at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in the laboratory of Dr. Allyson Muotri where he worked with iPSC derived neurons to model autism spectrum disorders. He received his MSc. and Ph.D. in neuroscience from Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP, Brazil, where he worked in Dr. Esper Cavalheiro laboratory studying the mechanisms of epileptogenic process using pilocarpine experimental models.