Hock E. Tan and K. Lisa Yang Center for Autism Research

Hock E. Tan and K. Lisa Yang Center for Autism Research

A desire to boost interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research into the genetic, biological, and brain bases of autism spectrum disorders led Lisa Yang and Hock Tan ’75 SM’75 to establish the Hock E. Tan and K. Lisa Yang Center for Autism Research with a $20M commitment in 2017. The Center is focused on support research in four major areas: new models of autism; the link between the maternal immune system and development of autism in offspring; novel gene therapy techniques; and understanding autism spectrum disorders in the whole human brain.