Michelle Reith, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Biography

Michelle did her doctoral work in Dr. Michael Gambello’s lab, completing her dissertation project entitled “Characterization and Treatment of a Novel Mouse Model of TSC-Associated Autism” in 2012.  She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in the Section of Neuroadaptation and Protein Metabolism in the lab of Dr. Carolyn Beebe Smith.  Her current research is understanding the molecular underpinnings of autism by focusing on dysregulated protein synthesis in syndromic forms of autism.  She is also investigating sleep abnormalities and their association with autism.