Mikle South spends his days teaching classes, studying the relationship between anxiety and autism, and coping with living in a conservative state.
Conversations with experts about noteworthy topics in autism.
Annie Ciernia describes the greenhouse origins of her scientific career and why a unicorn makes a good lab mascot.
Clinical psychologist Adam Guastella is driven to develop treatments that work for all autistic people — and to throw birthday parties for a few of those people.
Lilia Iakoucheva spends her days running outdoors and solving the molecular complexities of autism, sometimes at the same time.
Eye tracking shows that mavoglurant, a once-abandoned experimental drug for fragile X syndrome, enters the brain and boosts social interest, says Elizabeth Berry-Kravis.
Gabriela Rosenblau relives the joys — and pains — of setting up a new lab.
Katie Carey, who has illustrated several Spectrum articles, reveals her creative process and her strategies for pushing past mental blocks.
Michael Gandal, who studies the genetics of brain conditions, offers unusual advice on team building: Lock everyone up in a room together.
How researchers design autism prevalence studies has a significant impact on the results, says Eric Fombonne.
Mouse-model researcher Nicola Grissom snacks on chocolate-covered espresso beans and pops bubble wrap to stay focused.