2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Anonymous Donor
Mentor: Marius Wernig, Pathology

Jason Li is studying autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopmental disorder associated with disruptive variations in gene regulation. Specifically, he will be examining the role of mutant CHD8, a gene associated with chromatin remodeling and a crucial ASD risk factor, in ASD by using induced neuron stem cells as a model.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

The Role of AUTS18 Deregulation in Synaptic Dysfunction of Human Excitatory Neurons

Jason Li1,2, Bahareh Haddad1,2, Marius Wernig1,2
[Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine1 and Department of Pathology2, Stanford University]