April Pruitt, INP second year, is one of nine pre and postdocs nation wide to qualify for the Autism Science Foundation's 2022 Fellowship. April is co-mentored by Ellen Hoffman, M.D. PhD., and Kristin Brennand, PhD., and her work focuses on the biological bases for the 4:1 male to female ratio in autism diagnoses. April is exploring the role estrogen plays in turning neurons on and off - she will be using induced pluripotent stem cells to test applying estrogen and compare functioning of different cell types.
Submitted by Benjamin Crome on April 27, 2022