• Post-doctoral Fellow Yale University 
    • Ph.D. Baylor University 
    • B.S. Regis University 
    • Binder, MS., Bordey, A. (2023). Semi-natural housing rescues social behavior and reduces repetitive exploratory behavior of BTBR autistic-like mice. Scientific Reports.
    • Binder, MS., Bordey, A. (2023). The novel somatosensory nose-poke adapted paradigm (SNAP) is an effective tool to assess differences in tactile sensory preferences in autistic-like mice. eNeuro.
    • Binder, MS., Dalton, GJ, Hodges, SL., Lugo, JN. (2020). NS-Pten adult knockout mice display both spectral and qualitative changes in urine-induced ultrasonic vocalizations. Behavioral Brain Research, 378. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2019.112189
    • Binder, MS., Lugo JN. (2017). NS-Pten knockout mice show sex-and age-specific differences in ultrasonic vocalizations. Brain Behav. 2017;e00857. https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.857
    • Binder, MS., Prankse, ZP., Lugo, JN. (2021). Evaluating the DeepSqueak and Mouse Song Analyzer Vocalization Analysis Systems in C57BL/6, FVB.129, and FVB Neonates. Journal of Neuroscience Methods.

    My overarching research goals are to elucidate the neural mechanisms that underlie core deficits in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and to identify promising therapeutic targets. My lab is specifically interested in examining the environmental, biological, and neural factors that contribute to communicative deficits in ASD using mouse models. To assess these relationships, I utilize a variety of behavioral, immunohistochemical, pharmacological, and imaging techniques. 

    • Introduction to Neuroscience