237 | Making Neurons to Study Autism

October 16, 2019

On this episode, hosts Gregory Robinson and Ariel Frame interview neuroscience student, Kartik Pradeepan, about his research on Autism. Autism is a complex disease that is associated with mutations among gene clusters. Kartik's research uses stem cells differentiated into neurons to create neuronal networks in order to study the role of SHANK2, a gene associated with autism, by measuring electrical activity. To learn more, tune in to this fascinating episode. 

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Produced by Ariel Frame