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Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN) Research Center

Headed by Jane Roberts (Department of Psychology) and Jeff Twiss (Department of Biological Sciences), this initiative aims to build a multi-disciplinary, collaborative center for basic, clinical, and intervention research and education in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders at the University of South Carolina.

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Help make a difference in the lives of those affected by autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. Make your gift today to the Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopment Center Fund. Your donation will support students, alumni programming, faculty initiatives and other needs – enabling our mission to empower those with autism to live their best lives. 

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Photo of Fabienne Poulain smiling.FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Fabienne Poulain, Ph.D. | Associate Professor | Dept. of Biological Sciences | College of Arts and Sciences

Research in the Poulain lab aims to understand how neuronal circuits are formed, maintained and refined during development. They use a unique combination of genetic, biochemical and high resolution live imaging approaches in zebrafish to decipher the cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain wiring directly in vivo. Their discoveries may give  new insight on the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders that originate from miswiring of neuronal circuits during development.

Poulain Lab Website | Faculty Profile

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