Catherine Fricano-Kugler

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Daniel Geschwind's Lab, University of California, Los Angeles, California


  • PhD, '15, Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Dartmouth College
  • BS, '10 Quinnipiac University

Selected Publications

  • Fricano-Kugler CJ,  DeSpenza T, Frazel P, Li M, O'Malley A, Moen E, Luikart B. Nuclear-Excluded Autism-Associated Pten Mutations Dysregulate Neuronal Growth. Biological Psychiatry, 2017.

  • Fricano-Kugler CJ, Williams MR, Salinaro JR, Li M, Luikart B.  Designing, Packaging, and Delivery of High Titer CRISPR Retro and Lentiviruses via Stereotaxic Injection. Journal of Visual Experiments, 2016.

  • Williams MR, Fricano-Kugler CJ, Getz SA, Skelton PD, Lee J, Rizzuto CP, Geller JS, Li M, Luikart BW. A Retroviral CRISPR-Cas9 System for Cellular Autism-Associated Phenotype Discovery in Developing Neurons. Scientific Reports, 2016.

  • Moen EL, Fricano-Kugler CJ, Luikart BW, O'Malley AJ. Analyzing Clustered Data: Why and How to Account for Multiple Observations Nested within a Study Participant? PloS One, 2016.

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Albert J. Ryan Predoctoral Fellowship, 2014

Top Poster, Dartmouth Integrative Biology Symposium, 2014