Headshot portrait of Tara Trujillo - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

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

Tara is a rising senior majoring in human biology. She is currently conducting research in Dr. Karen Parker’s lab in the psychiatry and behavioral sciences department, and her primary research in the lab is focused on a Phase II clinical trial testing the effects of intranasal oxytocin as a treatment to improve social functioning in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Tara plans on pursuing either a PhD or MD in the future, with a focus in psychiatry or neuroscience. In her free time, Tara enjoys long-distance running.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2013:

Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Oxytocin Treatment for Social Deficits in Children with Autism

Tara Trujillo1, Dean S. Carson1, Antonio Y. Hardan1, Karen J. Parker1
[Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences1, Stanford University]