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Chelsea Rittenhouse

Graduate Student

Synaptic development is an extremely important process that is essential for proper neurodevelopment. I am interested in the neuronal connectivity and maturation that occurs at the developing synapse and how this may go awry in neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism. The aim of my research is to develop in vitro tools and assays that will allow us to screen for functional connectivity phenotypes at the pre and post synapse in the context of disease.