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January 2018

Seminar: Anis Contractor, PhD, “Correction of Synaptic and Network Alterations in Fragile X Mice”

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

Research in the Contractor laboratory is directed towards understanding the functional role of neurotransmitter receptors, particularly glutamate receptors, in mediating and modulating synaptic transmission and plasticity.

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Director Candidate Presentation: Qiang Chang, PhD

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Qiang Chang, PhD, presentation: “Understanding Developmental Disabilities ‐ Rett Syndrome as a Case Study”

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February 2018

Grandparent Coffee Group

February 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day First of the month, repeating until June 1, 2018

Room A120, 1500 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705 United States
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The Grandparents’ Network provides a context for grandparents and other family members to increase their understanding of developmental disabilities, learn how other families cope with the challenge of disability, and contribute expertise, wisdom, and experience.…

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Seminar: Katherine D. Kinzler, PhD, “The Development of Language as a Social Category”

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professor Kinzler’s research investigates the development of social cognition, with particular emphasis on exploring infants’ and children’s attention to the language and accent with which others speak as a marker of group membership.

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Director Candidate Presentation: Steven Small, MD, PhD

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Steven Small, MD, PhD, presentation: "Typical and Atypical Development of Brain Circuits for Language"

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Seminar: Darcie Moore, PhD, “Mechanisms of Asymmetry in Neural Stem Cells”

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The research in my lab focuses on identifying the mechanisms that stem cells use to create the asymmetric segregation of cargoes, to identify what other components are segregated, and to use this knowledge to improve stem cell aging.

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Mad Science – Spin, Pop, Boom!

February 11
1500 Highland Ave
Madison, United States
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The audience will be amazed when the Mad Scientist is able to defy gravity in this energetic and spectacular special event. Foaming cups and steaming chemical reactions will introduce children to a world of exciting chemistry.

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Director Candidate Presentation: Katherine Hustad, PhD

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Katherine Hustad, PhD, presentation: “Longitudinal Speech and Language Development in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Predictors, Outcomes, and Evidence”

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Seminar: Jacques Galipeau, MD FRCP(C), “IL‐10 Expressing B‐Cells for Adoptive Cell Therapy of Neuro‐Inflammatory Disorders”

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jacques Galipeau has initiated and developed an NIH-funded research program in the study and use of mesenchymal stromal cells as an immunotherapy of catastrophic illnesses including cancer and immune disease.

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Seminar: Don Zack, MD, PhD, “High Content Screening with Human Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Neurons to Identify Candidate Molecules for the Treatment of Glaucoma and the Retinal Degenerations”

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Donald J. Zack, MD, PhD, is the Guerrieri Professor of Genetic Engineering and Molecular Ophthalmology and co-director of the Center for Stem Cells and Ocular Regenerative Medicine (STORM) at the Wilmer Eye Institute.

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