Neuroscience doctoral student Eric James (pictured) and postdoctoral research associate Arseny Khakhalin revealed the first tadpole model of autism last week at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Previous rodent models have been more difficult to study because of complex behaviors, but the simplicity of the tadpole allows study from the network level all the way down to a single cell. James and Khakhalin conduct research in Associate Professor of Neuroscience Carlos Aizenman's lab. Read more about their autism research in tadpoles.
November 19, 2013