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July 2018

Translational Medicine in Plain Populations Conference 2018

July 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mon, Jul 30, 2018, 8:00 AM – Tue, Jul 31, 2018, 1:00 PM CDT This two-day event focuses on the clinical care and research of genetic conditions that affect the Plain Community, including Old Order…

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August 2018

Alexander Disease Family Conference

August 4
1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705 United States
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Save the Date! August 4th, 2018

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Autism Research Series: Discovery to Solutions

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a community science event hosted by Autism Speaks Senior Director of Genomic Discovery and Translational Science, Dean Hartley, Ph.D. and special guest speakers from University of Wisconsin Madison Waisman Center. We…

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Annual Meeting, Awards and Reception

August 14 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705 United States
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Welcome and Waisman Center Update William MacLean, PhD, Waisman Center Associate Director Award Winners: Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships Desia Bacon, nominated by Jenny Saffran Emily Lorang, nominated by Audra Sterling IDDRC Graduate Student Award Katherine…

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September 2018

Seminar: Gene Yeo, PhD, MBA, “Understanding and Manipulating Protein-RNA Interactions in Human Neurological Diseases”

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Gene Yeo is an expert in the areas of RNA, computational biology, genomics and neurological diseases. Yeo obtained a bachelor of science in chemical engineering and a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1998) and a master’s degree in business administration from the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego (2008). Funded by the Lee Kuan Yew Graduate Fellowship from Singapore, Yeo earned a Ph.D. in computational neuroscience (2005) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the joint guidance of Dr. Tomaso Poggio and Dr. Christopher Burge.

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Seminar: John Foxe, PhD, Topic: Translational Research in Nuerodevelopment; Endophenotypic Markers in Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disease

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

John Foxe, PhD, is a translational researcher with a history of research studies on the basic neurophysiology of schizophrenia and autism.

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October 2018

Seminar: Susan Rivera, PhD, Topic: Integrative Approaches to Neurodevelopment and Disorders Such As Fragile X Syndrome and Autism

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Rivera uses classic behavioral as well as neuroimaging (fMRI) techniques to investigate such things as the development of dorsal vs. ventral visual processing, object representation, numerical cognition and affective processing.

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Seminar: Jonathan Weiss, PhD, CPsych, “Addressing Mental Health in People with Autism: Prevention, Promotion, and Treatment”

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jonathan A. Weiss, Ph.D. (York University), is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, and a clinical psychologist. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at Surrey Place Centre (Toronto) and a post-doctoral fellowship in the Dual Diagnosis Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and was a fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the prevention and treatment of mental health problems in people with autism spectrum disorders and/or intellectual disabilities across the lifespan.

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Waisman Whirl Run, Walk & Roll for All Abilities 2018

October 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705 United States
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Friends of the Waisman Center Waisman Center Join us for the fourth annual Waisman Whirl 10k, 5k and 1 mile Run, Walk & Roll for All Abilities. The event will start and finish at the…

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Seminar: Stewart Anderson, MD, Topic: Mammalian Forebrain Interneuron Development and Their Implications in Autism and Schizophrenia

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

I am a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia-based faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at UPenn. The focus of my laboratory concerns the molecular and cellular mechanisms that govern the development of the mammalian forebrain. We use mouse genetics, forebrain slice and dissociated culture techniques, as well as mouse and human pluripotent stem cells in cell culture and transplantation experiments to study the fate determination of interneurons of the cerebral cortex.

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