Skip to Content

College of Arts and Sciences

  • video about the center


    Interview with Dr. Jane Roberts and Dr. Jeff Twiss

Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN) Research Center


Headed by Jane Roberts (Department of Psychology) and Jeff Twiss (Department of Biological Sciences), this initiative aims to build a multi-disciplinary, collaborative center for basic, clinical, and intervention research and education in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders at the University of South Carolina.

Support CAN Today

Help make a difference in the lives of those affected by autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. Make your gift today to the Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopment Center Fund. Your donation will support students, alumni programming, faculty initiatives and other needs – enabling our mission to empower those with autism to live their best lives. 

Give Now


Deanna Smith smilingFaculty Promoted to Professor

Dr. Deana Smith | Biological Sciences | College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Deanna Smith was recently promoted to full professor. Dr. Smith researches pathways that regulate intracellular trafficking in neural cells. More specifically, her lab investigates how cytoplasmic dynein is regulated by LIS1 and related proteins in mammalian nervous systems. 

Recent News 

Stay Connected

facebook logo instagram logo




Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.