A gene linked to autism spectrum disorders plays a critical role in early brain development and may shape the formation of both normal and atypical nerve connections in the brain, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.
Dr. Alex Gitlin (Tri-I MD-PhD graduating class of 2017) was recently named a recipient of a 2022 NIH Director's Early Independence Award. Dr. Gitlin, who joined the faculty at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the fall of 2022, was given the award in support of his project Regulation of Proinflammatory Cytokine Responses by a Caspase-8-N4BP1 Axis.