Student working on a research project.

Loudness Intolerance In A Rat Model Of Fragile X Syndrome

This project is designed to examine auditory hypersensitivty and loudness intolerance in a rat model of Fragile X syndrome, a leading inherited cause of autism. Responsibilities include performing behavioral studies on sound avoidance and data collection/analysis. Requires animal training/handling, sound calibration, and learning to use analysis software.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: neuroscience, communicative disorders, 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: 137F Cary Hall