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Kimberly Huber on synapse pruning in autism

26 June 2013
The Presenter
Presenter
Kimberly Huber
Associate Professor, University of Texas Southwestern

Among her research interests, Kimberly Huber looks at how different autism-linked genes control the natural pruning of synapses, the junctions between neurons, and how a deficit in this process may contribute to autism.

On 26 June, Kimberly Huber presented her lab’s work seeking to understand how different autism-linked genes control the natural pruning of synapses, the junctions between neurons, and how a deficit in this process may contribute to autism. Huber is associate professor of neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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