Page, 36, will work on the Scripps Florida campus in Jupiter. Prior to his appointment, he was a senior analyst at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, Washington.

“Damon’s research on autism makes a valuable addition to our department,” said Ron L. Davis, chair of the Department of Neuroscience. “His discovery of genes that can cause autism-like symptoms is a breakthrough in the complex origins of the disease and offers new potential therapeutic targets to investigate. We’re delighted he is joining us.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a dynamic, highly collaborative organization, with a breadth of basic and translational research that meshes perfectly with my research,” Page said. “Scripps Florida is a unique place to explore the basic science of how the brain develops and then to use that knowledge to develop potential new treatments for autism.”

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