Our research focuses on developmental neurobiology and stem cell biology with an emphasis on understanding neural stem cell distribution, maintenance and function in the brain and applications of stem cell biology in treating Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Other interests include changes that occur to the brain as a consequence of aging, disease or following injury. Currently, one program in the Conover laboratory involves whole brain, cellular and subcellular imaging techniques to assess the damage following repeated traumatic brain injury, the type of injury that develops following several concussive head injuries.

Research Interests


  • Neuroepithelial Stem Cell Lineage Tracking
  • Ependymal Disease
  • Rostral Migrating Stream
  • Neurogenesis
  • Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Courses Taught by Dr. Conover


Undergraduate: PNB 3260- Stem Cell Biology, Spring

Graduate: PNB 6417- Developmental Neurobiology, Fall

Contact Us

Phone: 860-486-8338
Address: Department of Physiology and Neurobiology
Conover Lab
75 N Eagleville Road, PBB Unit 3156
Storrs, CT 06269