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Seminar – Jane Roberts, PhD – “Physiological Mechanisms Underlying ASD and Anxiety Symptoms in Fragile X”
March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jane Roberts, PhD
University of South Carolina
About the Speaker: Dr. Jane Roberts joined the faculty at USC in 2008. She is a school psychologist who received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998 and spent 10 years at UNC as a research investigator and scientist at the FPG Child Development Institute. Her work focuses on understanding the biological mechanisms that underlie cognitive and behavioral functioning in children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, fragile X syndrome, and ADHD.
Roberts’ current research focuses on:
- Early detection of autism in high risk populations: autism and fragile X syndrome
- Genetic and psychosocial contributions to mood and anxiety disorders in women with the FMR1 premutation
- Hyperarousal and stress in young children with neurodevelopmental disorders
For Further Information: Contact Teresa Palumbo at 608.263.5837 or email@example.com
The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and NIH grant U54 HD090256.