Aditi Deshpande, PhD

What I Do

Aditi did her PhD in Neuroscience from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in Munich, Germany. 

She joined the Weiss lab as a postdoctoral fellow in March 2013 to work on developing a cell-based model for studying autism and associated neurodevelopmental disorders. Her project involves studying the 16p11.2 deletion and duplication phenotypes in patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), in order to understand the neurodevelopmental pathways affected and to develop treatment strategies. 

Apart from work, Aditi enjoys photography, hiking, traveling and gardening.


  1. Deshpande A, Weiss LA. Recurrent reciprocal copy number variants: Roles and rules in neurodevelopmental disorders. Dev Neurobiol. 2018 May; 78(5):519-530.
  2. Deshpande A, Yadav S, Dao DQ, Wu ZY, Hokanson KC, Cahill MK, Wiita AP, Jan YN, Ullian EM, Weiss LA. Cellular Phenotypes in Human iPSC-Derived Neurons from a Genetic Model of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cell Rep. 2017 Dec 05; 21(10):2678-2687.