Failla receives Autism Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

March 31, 2017

Michelle Failla, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, recently received a competitive Autism Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project on "Verbal and Nonverbal Responses to Physical Pain in ASD." Failla works with Carissa Cascio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.

Failla presents at Postdoctoral Association & Shared Resources Symposium

May 24, 2016

Michelle Failla, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow in Carissa Cascio's lab, was one of two postdocs selected to present her research at the Postdoctoral Association & Shared Resources Symposium in late April.  Failla used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) as a ‘communication independent’ tool to measure pain responses and found that individuals with ASD seem to register pain in a similar manner as individuals without ASD.