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Virtual Seminar – Eric Morrow, MD, PhD – “Mechanisms of Human Brain Development and Degeneration through the Lens of Rare Genetic Disorders”

October 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Eric Morrow, MD, PhD
Brown University

About the Speaker: Dr. Morrow is a physician-scientist with extensive experience in autism and intellectual disabilities. His research seeks to understand human brain disease through the study of genetic mutations in patient populations. His research group works closely with families with rare neurogenetic disorders, and also studies cellular mechanisms of disease in rodent models and in patient-derived stem cells. Morrow’s research group focuses on the condition known as Christianson syndrome, and has also recently discovered a mitochondrial disorder causing intellectual and motor disabilities. The long-term aim of research by Morrow and his colleagues is to establish a basic foundation for improved treatment interventions designed to enhance cognitive and functional gains in patients.

Morrow received his MD-PhD from the Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Division of Health Sciences and Technology program, and he completed psychiatry and neurology training at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and McLean Hospital. He conducted a postdoctoral fellowship in human genetics at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He has won awards including the A.E. Bennett Research Award from the Society of Biology Psychiatry, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the Obama White House, as well as the Psychiatry Research Mentor Award from the Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

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.

For Further Information or Zoom Participation
Contact:
Clark Kellogg at kellogg@waisman.wisc.edu
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.

 

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October 2, 2020
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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