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Amy Esler

Associate professor, University of Minnesota

Amy Esler is associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

March 2018
scientist looks through binoculars showing a boy on one side, and a mouse on the other.

Why we need a mouse version of a diagnostic test for autism

by ,  /  21 March 2018

Researchers have developed behavioral measures that can accurately diagnose autism in people; these lessons can and should be applied to mice.

May 2013

Adjusting diagnostic tests for the DSM-5

by  /  30 May 2013

As clinicians adopt the new criteria for autism, the many tests now used to diagnose the disorder may need to be modified, says Amy Esler.