Matthew Mosconi, PhD
University of Kansas
About the Speaker: Dr. Matthew Mosconi is the Director of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training, Associate Director of the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies (Life Span Institute), and Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on understanding structural and functional brain changes associated with development, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and genetic conditions that show elevated rates of ASD, including Fragile X-associated conditions. Dr. Mosconi earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill before completing postdoctoral training in developmental cognitive neuroscience and pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. His work has been supported by NIH (NIMH, NIA, NINDS, NICHD), the Department of Defense, Autism Speaks, and numerous private foundations and industry sponsors. He also has served in multiple leadership roles within the broader autism and intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD) research communities, including current positions as Chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) and Editor for the annual NICHD-funded IDD Research Center Network publication series.
About Mayor H. Paul: Mayor Paul was a graduate of Rutgers University, working in the VISTA program, teaching history to inner- city students when he was involved in an auto collision in 1974. Mayor suffered severe damage to his brain stem that left him quadriplegic and unable to talk or swallow. Now called locked-in syndrome, his condition was almost unprecedented at that time since few had survived such devastating injury.
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The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant P50HD105353.