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Seminar – Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, PhD – “‘Seq-ing’ Insights into the Pathophysiology of Autism and Rett Syndrome”

November 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, PhD
Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, PhD

Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, PhD
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


About the Speaker: Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and Director of the Preclinical Models Core at the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After receiving a B.S. in Bioengineering from Nankai University and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Harvard University, he carried out his postdoctoral training in Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital of Boston. His laboratory uses a variety of cutting-edge genomic technologies, together with cellular and physiological assays in genetically modified mice, to interrogate the epigenetic mechanisms that integrate environmental factors with genetic code to govern brain development and function, elucidate the pathophysiology of specific neurodevelopmental disorders with known genetic causes such as Rett Syndrome and CDKL5 Deficiency, and illuminate the pathogenesis of selective neuropsychiatric disorders with complex genetic traits such as Autism and Major Depression.


Accreditation Statement

Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.


For Further Information: Contact Teresa Palumbo at 608.263.5837 or palumbo@waisman.wisc.edu

The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and NIH grant U54 HD090256.


November 30, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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