Dr. Holly Fitch

Dr. Fitch’s research focuses on the use of animal models to study clinically relevant communication-related endophenotypes. Past and current work includes research on genetic risk factors for cognitive and language disability, animal models of brain damage typical of premature/term birth insult, and behavioral studies on the effects of prenatal teratogens. She is also the Director of the Murine Behavioral Neurogenetics Facility (MBNF) at the University of Connecticut, a facility that works to develop translational collaborations between cognitive scientists, behavioral neuroscientists, and geneticists, using mouse models to link genomics to complex human behaviors ranging from the motor to sensory to cognitive domains.