The Dougherty Lab recently presented at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago. Dr. Susan Maloney, Instructor in Psychiatry and a member of the Dougherty Lab, presented on modeling social motivation in the mouse and the role of Shank3B and the oxytocin system at a poster session. Claire Weichselbaum, a graduate student in the Dougherty Lab, presented on how mouse models of two genetic conditions related to autism show abnormalities in their movement patterns. Claire’s findings were featured on the Simons Foundation’ news site, Spectrum News. Tomás Lagunas Jr, a graduate student in the Dougherty Lab, presented a new screen to identify functional non coding variants from patients with autism, and Bernie Mulvey, a graduate student in the Dougherty Lab, showed how researchers are taking these functional screens in vivo. Kayla Nygaard, a graduate student in the Dougherty Lab, presented a poster, “Behavioral effects of an oxytocin receptor antagonist on a mouse modeling the complete deletion of the Williams Syndrome critical region.” Congratulations, all!