Lab members present at the Society for Neuroscience 2023 conference!

Three current and former lab members presented work at the 2023 Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington D.C.! From left to right:

Sonali Naik, former undergraduate research assistant, presented on postural stability. Her project found that autistic children demonstrate distinct neural contributions related to postural stability when they stand with their eyes closed.

Monica Duran, current MD/PhD student, presented work that found that autistic children who experienced more ADHD features demonstrated distinct structural differences in parts of the brainstem that are in charge of autonomic (breathing and heart rate) and movement functions.

Al Block, current OTD/PhD student, presented work on a new method of processing brainstem images from MRI, called TiDi-fused for its fusion of two types of images, which can lead to clearer pictures. This new method could be implemented in future clinical studies that investigate the brainstem.