School of Medicine
My research currently focuses on the role of DNA methylation patterns in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) as a predictor for treatment response to intranasal oxytocin in individuals with autism. Specifically in the context of deficits in social reciprocity. More broadly, we aim to develop a better understanding of how multiple epigenetic factors interact to influence the expression of OXTR, context specific structural characteristics, and how unique signatures relate to behavioral phenotypes and treatment response in these individuals, as well as in mouse models.
Getting to know the Triangle, Windsurfing