Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Biomarkers in Autism Spectrum Disorder

This project was expired on 01/31/2017


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Megha Santhosh
Telephone: (206) 884-7814
Email: megha.santhosh@seattlechildrens.org

Faculty Information

Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? Upon Request

Direct supervisor of students:

Megha Santhosh
Supervisor Title: Clinical Research Associate
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

The Autism Biomarkers Consortium for Clinical Trials (ABC-CT) is a multicenter research study based at Yale that spans Duke University, Boston Children’s Hospital, the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the University of California, Los Angeles. The study aims to develop reliable measures of social function and communication in people with autism using EEG, Eye Tracking, Video Tracking etc. Seattle Children’s Research Institute is a part of the Data Acquisition and Analysis Core (DAAC) of this project and we work on Quality Control and Data Analyses on the collected EEG data. We are looking for individuals to help with our quality control pipeline, data entry, and help with data analyses on this project.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 3
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: Regular hours should take place during normal office hours (8:00 am - 5:00 pm), and hours take place at Seattle Children's Research Institute.
Student commitment: 3 quarters

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
50 % data entry % video taping % animal care
20 % database management % interview subjects % animal observation
% encoding data % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
% library research % running subjects % histology
% data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
    % recruiting subjects    

Other:30% include assisting with data analyses, preparing study materials, and processing EEG data

Skills / Experience Preferred

We are looking for individuals who are responsible, self-directed and comfortable with computers and learning new computer programs. Some experience with individuals with autism or children with developmental delay is also preferred.