Dr. Nicole A. Tetreault is a neuroscientist who specializes in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative disorders. She received the following degrees:
Ph.D. in Biology, California Institute of Technology
Master’s course work in Physiological Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor’s in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, University of California, Davis
NA Tetreault, AY Hakeem, and JM Allman. (2004) "The Distribution and Size of Retinal Ganglion Cells in Microcebus murinus, Cheirogaleus medius, and Tarsius syrichta: Implications for the Evolution of Sensory Systems in Primates." In C. Ross and R. Kay (Eds.) Anthropoid Origins: New Visions. Kluwer/Plenum, pp. 449-461.
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Dr. Tetreault’s broad range of studies includes leading projects on:
Inflammation in autism
Neuroanatomical and genetic studies of autistic and control individuals
Sensory impairments in Parkinson’s
Neuronal degeneration in autism and Parkinson’s
Brain evolution and neuroanatomy in primates
Retinal development in many species
Dr. Tetreault’s broad range of studies includes leading projects on inflammation in autism, neuroanatomical and genetic studies of autistic and control individuals, sensory impairments in Parkinson’s, neuronal degeneration in autism and Parkinson’s, brain evolution and neuroanatomy in primates, and retinal development in many species. In her most recent study at Caltech, Dr. Tetreault found an increase in microglial densities throughout the cerebral and cerebellar cortices in autistic individuals. She has also been part of a team involved in developing techniques for investigating gene expression in individual laser microdissected neurons. Most recently, she has focused her efforts on studying the gifted experience, which encompasses the brain and body connection.
Dr. Tetreault has authored many peer-reviewed scientific papers on the topics of brain evolution, neuroanatomy, neuroinflammation, brain development and neuronal cell function.
In her latest study at Caltech, Dr. Tetreault found an increase in microglial densities (inflammatory cells) throughout the brain in autistic individuals.
She has authored many peer-reviewed scientific papers on the topics of brain evolution, neuroanatomy, neuroinflammation, brain development and neuronal cell function.
Dr. Tetreault's most recent investigations focus on the neurodiverse experience encompassing the latest neuroscience, behavior, and physiology research.