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April Pruitt

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April Pruitt


April Pruitt is a second-year PhD student in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (INP), co-mentored by Ellen Hoffman and Kristen Brennand. She is interested in genetic risk of autism spectrum disorder, sex-specific differences in neurodevelopment, and rare copy number variant disorders that predispose individuals to developmental and psychiatric disorders. She is a Kavli Institute for Neuroscience Scholar and is in the Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP).

April obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Education & Training

  • BS
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Biology (2020)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Predoctoral FellowshipAutism Science Foundation2022