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January 2019

Seminar – Ari Rosenberg, PhD – “Neuro-Computational Underpinnings of Individual Differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder”

January 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ari Rosenberg, PhD Ari Rosenberg, PhD University of Wisconsin–Madison   About the Talk: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that manifests as a heterogeneous set of social, cognitive, motor, and perceptual symptoms. This system-wide pervasiveness suggests that,…

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February 2019

Seminar – Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD – Topic: Neural Imaging in Normal Development and Developmental Psychiatric Disorders

February 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

My laboratory focuses on mechanisms and principles that underlie the developing brain. The majority of this work uses functional MRI and resting state functional connectivity MRI to assess typical and atypical populations.

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Seminar – Toni Pak, PhD – Topic: The Functions of Nuclear Steroid Receptors

February 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Toni Pak, PhD Loyola University Chicago Health Science Division, Stritch School of Medicine   About the Speaker: The central theme of our research focuses on the molecular signaling mechanisms and target genes of nuclear steroid…

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Seminar – Xuejun (June) Li, PhD – Topic: Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells for Disease Modeling and Therapeutic Development

February 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Xuejun (June) Li, PhD University of Illinois–Chicago, College of Medicine at Rockford About the Speaker: Degeneration of motor neurons, large projection neurons controlling the movement of muscles, underlies many debilitating diseases. One of the research focuses…

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Seminar – Andrew Imparato, JD – “Translating Research Findings for Policymakers: Lessons from Inside the Belly of the Beast”

February 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Andrew Imparato, JD Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)   About the Talk: Andy Imparato, executive director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and a 25 year DC veteran who served as…

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March 2019

Seminar – Heather Hazlett, PhD – Topic: Brain Development in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Fragile X Syndrome

March 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Heather Hazlett, PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   About the Speaker: Dr. Hazlett is a licensed psychologist with a background in child neuropsychology and with research interests in neurodevelopmental disorders. During the last ten years,…

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Seminar – Suzanne Jackowski, PhD – Topic: Regulation of Coenzyme A in Health and Disease

March 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Suzanne Jackowski, PhD St. Jude Children's Research Hospital   About the Speaker: Suzanne Jackowski is a member of the faculty at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Following her Ph.D. dissertation in Biomedical Science…

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Seminar – Robert Berman, PhD – Topic: Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS)

March 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Robert Berman, PhD University of California, Davis   About the Speaker: Dr. Berman, a neuroscientist whose research focuses on cellular mechanisms of brain injury, is currently examining the effects of neonatal toxin exposure on brain development…

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Seminar – Jane Roberts, PhD – Topic: Mechanisms Underlying Cognitive and Behavioral Functions in Individuals with Developmental Disorders

March 22, 2019 @ 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…

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Seminar – Sara Jaffee, PhD – Topic: Normal and Abnormal Development in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Using Multidisciplinary Approaches

March 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sara Jaffee, PhD University of Pennsylvania   About the Speaker: Sara Jaffee graduated from Oberlin College in 1994 and received a PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2001. Having spent 11 years…

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