Photo of Lin Mei holding two vials as he and a student examine them in the lab

Medicine’s Lin Mei speaks about research on autism-related gene

Loss of autism gene may lead to pile-up of proteins in neurons

SpectrumLin Mei, professor and chair of the Department of Neurosciences in the School of Medicine, as well as the Allen C. Holmes Professor of Neurological Diseases in the Department of Neurology, spoke about new research showing that an autism-related gene increases protein production in neurons, which results in impaired social behavior in mice.