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ASPE is delighted to congratulate Chandni Shah, a Clinical Research Coordinator in ASPE’s Brodkin Lab, on being awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant. Chandni holds a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, with minors in…

Welcome to the ASPE Advisory Board Spotlight Series! Here at the UPenn Autism Spectrum Program of Excellence (ASPE), an Advisory Board has been formed to begin to address the gaps between the research community and…

Here at the Autism Spectrum Program of Excellence (ASPE), we take pride in our leading team of clinicians, scientists, and trainees. Our trainees include a multi-disciplined group of Postdoctoral Fellows, Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Clinical…

Congratulations to Ellie McKeown, a Brodkin Lab Research Assistant, who has recently been awarded a prestigious Thouron Scholarship, based on their work in autism research. — Each Thouron Awardee is provided support for up to…

On Saturday, May 18th, several members of the ASPE Team laced up their running shoes and gathered at Lincoln Financial Field to walk and run in the 2024 Philadelphia Eagles Autism Challenge 5K. The Eagles…

Undergraduate Neuroscience majors from many ASPE labs recently presented their phenomenal senior thesis research at the Neuroscience Student Research Symposium.  These students include Lis Zandbergen and Stephanie Hanchak from the Brodkin lab, Dana Karson from…

Save-the-Date for the CHOP-Penn Autism Research Symposium: Building the Future Together on May 9, 2024! This scientific symposium will explore opportunities for collaboration and breakthrough in our understanding and treatment of autism across the lifespan….

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common genetically inherited cause of intellectual disability in humans. New research shows how the hormone insulin – usually associated with diabetes — is involved in the daily activity…

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Penn Study Points to High Priority Genes as Potential Research Targets in Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Read More

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