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Scientific Advisors

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Shafali Spurling Jeste, M.D.

Dr. Shafali Jeste is Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is a behavioral child neurologist specializing in autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Jeste's research is focused on the use of novel electrophysiological biomarkers to better define early predictors of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and to define more homogeneous, brain-based subgroups within the autism spectrum in order to inform treatment targets.

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Audrey Thurm, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

Audrey Thurm, Ph.D. is a staff scientist in the Pediatric and Developmental Neuroscience Branch. She is a licensed child clinical psychologist who specializes in autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders.


Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D.

Dr. Veenstra-VanderWeele is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who uses molecular and translational neuroscience research tools in the pursuit of new treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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