2012 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Karen Parker, Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Amanda Manorot is a rising junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human biology. Hailing from the heart of the Midwest, Amanda was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. This summer, she is working on a clinical trial investigating the administration of intranasal oxytocin as treatment for social deficits in children with autism. Outside of the lab, Amanda is interested in international health care, a topic she became passionate about after working on a project last summer in the Philippines and which she plans to pursue abroad next year at Oxford. In the future, she hopes to attend medical school.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2012:

Intranasal Oxytocin Treatment for Social Deficits in Children With Autism

Amanda Manorot1, Dean S. Carson1,Antonio Y. Hardan1, Karen J. Parker1
[Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences1, Stanford University]