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Media Coverage

Parker Lab featured in Newsweek for findings from a 2024 paper, titled: "Vasopressin deficiency: a hypothesized driver of both social impairment and fluid imbalance in autism spectrum disorder"

March 21st, 2024

Parker Lab featured in SPECTRUM for findings from a 2023 paper, titled: "Father’s genes may drive sociability in male monkeys"

August 18th, 2023

Dr. Parker discusses "Mind-Blindness" in an article published by Parents.

June 8, 2023

Parker Lab featured in SPECTRUM for findings from a 2020 paper, titled: "Neonatal CSF vasopressin concentration predicts later medical record diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder"

May 11th, 2020

The Simons Foundation recently profiled Dr. Parker and the lab’s research on autism

March 27th, 2020

Dr. Parker awarded 2019 Simons Foundation Director Award

March 19th, 2020

Parker Lab featured in SPECTRUM'S notable papers in autism research list for the third year in a row

December 23rd, 2019

Dr. Parker featured in Stanford Medicine Magazine for her translational autism work

September 5th, 2019

Dr. Parker discusses the role of vasopressin in the social deficits of autism on 1 in 59 podcast

May 12th, 2019

Parker Lab featured in Science for findings from a 2019 paper, titled: "A randomized placebo-controlled pilot trial shows that intranasal vasopressin improves social deficits in children with autism"

May 1st, 2019

Parker Lab featured in SPECTRUM'S notable papers in autism research list for the second year in a row

December 21st, 2018

Parker Lab featured in LA Times for findings from a 2018 paper, titled: "Arginine vasopressin in cerebrospinal fluid is a marker of sociality in nonhuman primates"

May 3rd, 2018

Dr. Parker discusses findings from a 2018 paper, titled: "Cerebrospinal fluid vasopressin and symptom severity in children with autism" with CBS news

May 3rd, 2018

Dr. Parker's research program was profiled by OZY for Autism Awareness Day 2018

April 2nd, 2018

Parker Lab featured in SPECTRUM's 2017 notable papers in autism research

December 22nd, 2017

Scope's Q&A with Dr. Parker

May 19th, 2016

Dr. Parker awarded a Simons Foundation grant

August 1st, 2015

Simons Foundation's Q&A with Dr. Parker

November 4th, 2014

Lab Updates

Kendall graduated from Stanford’s MLAS program and is headed back to the University of Michigan for her PhD!

June, 2023

Lauren Clarke and Alexandria Tartt were awarded MedScholars Fellowships through the Stanford University Medical Scholars Research Program.

July, 2021

Stanford NIH T35 fellowship recipient Adam Myers graduates from Western University of Health Sciences with a Doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine

May, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Ozge Oztan for her promotion to Senior Research Scientist at the Stanford University School of Medicine!

December 1st, 2020

Dr. Daniel Bowling receives Career Development (K01) Award to advance autism research through developing a gold-standard assessment for affective dimensions of social communication in the auditory-vocal channel

April 2nd, 2020

Psalm Pineo-Cavanaugh awarded Stanford Bio-X Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Summer of 2020

December 20th, 2019

Parker Lab undergraduate research assistants present research posters at the HB-REX 2019 poster symposium

August 9th, 2019

Dr. Olena Zyga joins the Parker Lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow

July 8th, 2019

The Parker Lab undergraduate research assistants for HB-REX 2019 summer internship

(From left to right: Neha Sidhu, Maggie Bruck, Psalm Pineo-Cavanaugh, Kylee Beck, Callum Trainor)

June 17th, 2019

Arianna Tapia graduates from Stanford with a Bachelor's degree in Human Biology

June 15th, 2019

Dr. Daniel Bowling joins the Parker Lab as an Instructor

December 1st, 2018

Jesus Madrid defends his dissertation

Dr. Madrid completed his degree in the Stanford Neurosciences Ph.D. Program, and is headed for postdoctoral training at Cornell University in Dr. Alex Ophir's laboratory!

November 28th, 2018

Dr. Özge Öztan interviewed by Spectrum News at the 2018 Society for Neuroscience meeting

November 3rd-7th, 2018

Dr. Parker served on the planning committee and spoke at The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Nonhuman Primates workshop, “Transgenic and Chimeric Neuroscience Research: Exploring Scientific Opportunities Afforded by New Nonhuman Primate Models”

October 4th, 2018

Dr. Elena Itskovich joins the Parker Lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow

October 1st, 2018

Dr. Parker was an invited speaker at the NIH ACD BRAIN Initiative Working Group 2.0 Workshop 2

September 21st, 2018

Dr. Ozge Oztan receives Travel Award from the Molecular Psychiatry Association

September 27th-29th, 2018

Dr. Karen Parker attends the 2018 BrainMind Summit as an Invited Speaker

September 8th-9th, 2018

Dr. Deb Karhson awarded 2nd place in the 2018 Lasker Essay Contest

June 27th, 2018

Michael Mariscal graduates from Stanford University

June 17th, 2018

Lauryn Cartagine joins the Parker Lab as Laboratory Manager

April 9th, 2018

Jesus Madrid awarded DARE doctoral fellowship

August 20th, 2016

Michael Mariscal presents summer research at the undergraduate HBREX poster symposium

August 10th, 2016

Dr. Parker participates in the OARC & NIMH neurodevelopmental disorders workshop

February 19th, 2016

Dr. Parker named Kavli Fellow

January 2016

Dr. Parker named Associate Member of ACNP

January 2016

Jesus Madrid passes Ph.D. qualifying examination

September 14th, 2015

Dr. Parker & collaborators awarded a Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seed Grant

August 27th, 2015

Dr. Parker served on the planning committe and as a workshop member for the NICHD Oxytocin in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities workshop

August 2015

Dr. Parker awarded George A. Miller Award for the most outstanding article in general psychology

June 2015

Lisa and Raena graduate from Stanford with bachelor's degrees Honors in Human Biology

June 14th, 2015

Dr. Özge Öztan's findings from the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting covered by Spectrum News.

November 17th, 2014

Dr. Özge Öztan receives CHRI Postdoctoral Award

June 1st, 2014