Modeling Autism Spectrum Disorder in Drosophila Melanogaster
This summer, I conducted a project that aimed to characterize the genetic causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder. I conducted a variety of assays, related to both characterizing the physical morphology of the brain as well as the behavior of the organism itself. I believe this is a great first step in better elucidating the mechanisms of the pathways involved in the pathogenesis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and I hope to apply this research in a translational setting to develop potential therapeutic methods aimed at different steps within these pathways.
Due to a class conflict, Anushree will not be able to discuss her poster during conference time. If you have any questions, please email her: firstname.lastname@example.org