Seminar – Carlos Portera-Cailliau, MD, PhD – Topic: Cortical Interneuron Hypofunction as a Target for Therapy in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Carlos Portera-Cailliau, MD, PhD
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Lab website: porteralab.dgsom.ucla.edu
About the Speaker: Carlos Portera-Cailliau was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. He then moved to the U.S. after high school to attend the University of California, San Diego. He obtained his M.D.-Ph.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and then completed a residency in neurology at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals in Boston. He then moved to Columbia University for a postdoctoral fellowship and a clinical fellowship in movement disorders, followed by a second postdoc at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He started his own lab at UCLA in 2005, where he has been investigating synaptic and circuit changes in the mouse model of Fragile X syndrome. He has received grants from the NIH, the Dana Foundation, the March of Dimes Foundation, the Simons Foundation, and the John Merck Fund. From 2013 to 2021 he was the co-director of the UCLA-Caltech medical Scientist Training Program. He still sees patients in the movement disorders clinic.
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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.