Translational research in the genetics of autism using a zebrafish model system to identify neural mechanisms and novel pharmacological candidates.
Each year many post-BAs join our team in a full-time work-training program. Each program is at least one year, and many have an option to extend for a second year. The training combines elements of experiential learning with supervision, self-directed learning, and shadowing. Post-BAs are included in weekly lab meetings, Grand Rounds, seminars, and other didactic opportunities.
The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution for the study of human development, from pre-natal neural networks to children and adolescents affected by a wide range of psychiatric disorders and social disabilities. Our core mission is to improve the lives of children and families through research, service, and training. We are a center for basic neurodevelopmental research, and a for developing effective treatment strategies for neurodevelopmental and behavioral problems troubling children, adolescents, and families. We engage in our community with clinical services in clinics, community settings, homes, and pediatric practices.
For post-undergraduates with an interest in child development, early childhood education, clinical evaluations, and interventions with young children and their families.
Behavioral and neuroscience research studying the effects of Pivotal Response Treatment, a behavioral intervention, on young children with ASD using fMRI, EEG, and eye tracking measures.