Clarkson University research assistant professor Alisa G. Woods of the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science will discuss her work at the ICare4Autism International Autism Conference set for June 30 to July 2 in New York City.
“I'm trying to act as a bridge between psychology and biochemistry,” Woods says of her work in a news release. “I work in a field called proteomics. We look for biomarkers in neurodevelopmental disorders. It's an exciting new frontier. We’d like to link biomarkers to behavior.”
She works with a lot of people, including her husband, Clarkson assistant professor of chemistry and biomolecular science Costel C. Darie. They use his lab to analyze blood and saliva of children with autism. Woods also is a counselor and neuropsychology researcher at SUNY Plattsburgh's Center for Neurobehavioral Health, which is one of the sites where the researchers collect samples.