A Fresh Look at Autism: Science, Social Media and the Search for Clues | Science Pub
A Fresh Look at Autism
Science, Social Media and the Search for Clues
Ben Rein, PhD
April 12, 2022
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with a strong genetic basis. Join us as we learn more about these genetic risk factors, examining the precise mechanisms by which they affect brain function and produce changes in social behavior. We’ll learn how one poorly understood risk factor evolved into the discovery of a potential new treatment for ASD, epilepsy, and other conditions.
Ben Rein, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Robert Malenka at Stanford
University, studying the neural basis of social behavior. Outside of the lab, Ben is a passionate science communicator, sharing educational videos with an audience of 800,000+ subscribers on TikTok, Instagram, and other platforms. He’ll share the joys and pitfalls of using social media to educate and entertain curious minds.
This event streamed live on April 12, 2022.