Research Links

Key institutions conducting corpus callosum research.





The Queensland Brain Institute

The Cortical Development and Axon Guidance Laboratory, led by Professor Linda J. Richards AO, investigates how the brain becomes wired up during development. Our research focuses on the development of the cerebral cortex, a region of the brain where all higher order cognition is processed. The lab investigates the development of the largest fibre tract in the brain, called the corpus callosum, that connects neurons in the left and right cerebral hemispheres.






The Caltech Corpus Callosum Research Program

The Caltech Corpus Callosum Research Program studies how the corpus callosum facilitates human cognition and social skills. Much of our work involves research on the brain structure, neural activity, and behaviors of individuals with agenesis of the corpus callosum (AgCC).





The Travis Institute

Since 1992, the laboratory of Warren S. Brown at the Travis Research Institute (Fuller Graduate School of Psychology) has been studying the cognitive and psychosocial consequences of agenesis of the corpus callosum.





Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI)

Our researchers work across three areas: in the lab to investigate why disease occurs, clinical research working beside doctors and nurses to influence diagnosis and treatment and broad community studies to understand how disease impacts children in the wider community.






The IRC5

The IRC5 is an international, multidisciplinary effort to promote discoveries leading to understanding the causes, consequences, and effective interventions, for disorders of the corpus callosum and associated disorders of cerebral connectivity.

The consortium is composed of scientists and clinicians from around the world striving to make major discoveries that will make a significant difference to the lives of affected individuals.

The consortium benefits from a shared database using standardized collection tools. Investigators can submit their data and access data collected by other investigators or contributors. Investigators can initiate research projects from both existing and new data collected within the consortium. All of these activities occur in a highly collaborative manner to accelerate research and promote data sharing and to also preserve the progress made by individual investigators and prior collaborative arrangements.