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Eric Larsen, Ph.D.

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Dr. Larsen received his B.S. at the University of Arizona in 1996 and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in 2004. His doctoral thesis dealt with characterizing the calcium-dependent interactions between proteins involved in the final steps of regulated exocytosis of neurotransmitters and neuromodulatory molecules from neurons and neuroendocrine cells. During his subsequent postdoctoral research projects, he used animal models of neurodegenerative disorders such as stroke and multiple sclerosis with the goal of developing potential therapeutic approaches in the treatment of these diseases. His research at MindSpec is aimed at characterizing the significance of copy number variants (CNVs) in the development of autism.