Autism and the synapse

Many childhood neuropsychiatric diseases, including several genetic forms of autism, result from mutations in proteins found at synapses. How these mutations alter the function synapses and ultimately brain circuits is largely unknown. We are addressing these questions using reductionist approaches to examine the function of each synapse and integrative approaches to examine the impact of synaptic perturbations on circuit function.

December 15th, 2011

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
220 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Harvard Medical School