Abha R. Gupta, MD, PhD is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine.  She obtained her BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University.  She obtained her MD and PhD (Neuroscience) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  She completed residency training in general pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and subspecialty training in developmental-behavioral pediatrics at Yale University.  She has a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and obtained postdoctoral research training in autism genetics in the laboratory of Matthew State MD, PhD during her clinical fellowship.  Her specific research interest is to use human genetics techniques to identify disease genes for ASDs and use neurobiological techniques to perform functional studies of ASD-associated mutations.  Her long-term goal is to bridge the fields of genetics and neuroscience to elucidate the neural systems which underlie the pathophysiology of ASDs.