Uncovering the Brain Bases and Genetic Causes of Autism
November 10, 2014•15 min
Hosted by: Paul Rokuskie
Brain studies are among the most critical research areas for uncovering the causes and cures for autism. Researcher Dr. Eric Courchesne is one of the world's leading experts on the neurobiology of this disease spectrum. He is the overall director and principle investigator of the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence, and is also the director of the UCSD Autism Center's MRI Project on early brain development in autism. His research and the Center are dedicated to identifying the brain structures that are abnormal at infancy in autism and to discover patterns of abnormal early brain growth.