Kris Dickson is a freelance science writer and editor. Prior to becoming a freelancer, she was the deputy editor of the journal Neuron. Before becoming an editor, Dickson ran her own independent research at the University of Edinburgh, focusing on local protein synthesis in neurons and on molecular mechanisms of fragile X syndrome. Dickson received her Ph.D. in biochemistry with Marvin Wickens at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and did postdoctoral training in molecular neuroscience with Seth Grant at the University of Edinburgh.
SFARI hosted a virtual workshop on March 14 and 18, 2022, to discuss the best practices for the development and use of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell models for autism research, including iPS cells generated from SFARI autism cohorts.
Ian Lipkin, Mady Hornig and colleagues showed that levels of immune molecules in mothers during pregnancy and in cord blood at birth are highly predictive of later autism diagnoses.
SFARI Investigator Susanne Schmid and colleagues showed that loss of Cntnap2 in rats leads to immature-like delays in auditory cortex sound processing and overactive auditory neurons.