Get to Know Researchers
Are you curious about the doctors and researchers who have used the data you contributed to the Simons Simplex Collection autism research project? Here you will "meet" them and learn about their experiences and interests – and why they find autism research to be so important.
- From Summit to SFARI: The High-Altitude Life of Louis F. Reichardt
Louis Reichardt has scaled the world's highest mountains while making breakthroughs in neuroscience. What kind of person drives himself with equal intensity under the fluorescent lights of a lab as well as the blinding sunlight of Everest?
- The Accidental Researcher: Raphael Bernier
Raphael Bernier wanted to help people with their day-to-day lives. Could he do that from an autism research lab?
- A Boy Named James: The Journey of Autism Researcher Robin Goin-Kochel
For some people, there is a moment when they realize what their vocation will be. For Robin Goin-Kochel, a visual reminder of that moment hangs in her office: a drawing of tangled black lines by a little boy whose differences fascinated her.
- Making a Difference: Catherine Lord Ph.D.
Dr. Lord, a chief researcher of the SSC project, reflects on four decades of exploring autism.