Michelle Antoine completed her postdoctoral training as a Miller Research Fellow and a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Dr. Daniel Feldman at the University of California, Berkeley. There, she investigated the synaptic and circuit mechanisms that contribute to Autism Spectrum Disorder. She completed her Ph.D. with Dr. Jean Hébert at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she elucidated a novel mechanism for the inner ear regulation of striatal signaling, repetitive behavior and motor hyperactivity. This finding emphasized that sensory impairments may be overlooked as contributors to disorders that are conventionally thought to be of cerebral origin such as ADHD and autism. She started at the NIAAA in 2020 as a Stadtman tenure-track investigator and is currently a Distinguished NIH Scholar and the Acting Chief of the Section on Neural Circuits.