Student working on a research project.

Examining Social Communication Deficits In A Rodent Model Of Autism

This project is designed to examine communication deficits in a rat model of Fragile X Syndrome, the leading inherited cause of autism. Responsibilities include collection and analysis of ultrasonic vocalization from rats exposed to different social conditions. Requires some animal training/handling, learning to use analysis software (Adobe Audition and RAVEN), and calibration of ultrasonic equipment.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: communicative disorders, neuroscience, autism
Student Skill-Set Needed: Strong interest in neuroscience/communicative disorders, ability to work independently, reliable and dependable, willingness to work with experimental animals (rats)
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Benjamin D. Auerbach
Title: Post-Doc
Department: Communicative Disorders And Sciences
Office: 137 Cary Hall
Phone: 716-829-5286