Photo of smiling male undergraduate student Tanner Scott.
2021 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Mentor: Antonio Hardan (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences)

“Understanding the Neurobiology of Autism: From Observational Studies to Clinical Trials”

The Hardan lab studies human participants using neuroimaging techniques like MRI and EEG to understand the neurobiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and assess new treatments for ASD, including transcranial magnetic stimulation, an exciting potential treatment approach. Tanner is analyzing psychometric and neuroimaging data to understand the neurobiology of ASD and the efficacy of treatments while learning research techniques to develop and answer a research question and present his findings. He is shadowing screening and behavioral testing with participants over Zoom and is learning to analyze data remotely using online software like REDCap.