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Father/daughter research team studying autism at Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger Institute

Father/daughter research team studying autism at Baltimore's Kennedy Krieger Institute

Dr. Eliza Gordon-Lipkin is more like her father than her two siblings.

She looks most like him. The two have similar personalities — deliberate in the way they approach work, but with a silly side. And now Gordon-Lipkin is following the career path of her father, Dr. Paul H. Lipkin, a well-established autism researcher at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

She has spent the past four years as a fellow at Kennedy Krieger, where her father is her mentor and oversees her work. They have written numerous papers together, including one that ran in a reference manual used by professors around the country.

In March, the pair’s first joint research paper was published in the...

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