Dr. Kramer is an Assistant Professsor at the Universtity of Western Ontario. He leads a research team investigating the functional role of Intellectual Disability genes in neuronal development and behaviour, with an emphasis on genes involved in epigenetics. Dr. Kramer received in PhD from memorial University of Newfoundland and went on to do postdoctoral training in the department of Human Genetics at Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands. There he performed some of the first investigations into the neuronal function of the causative gene for Kleefstra Syndrome, EHMT1. He has also published several studies investigating the function of other Intellectual Disability genes and has written extensively on the important role of epigenetic processes in Intellectual Disability.