Seminar – Jason Meyer, PhD – “Building a Better In Vitro Disease Model for Glaucoma-Associated Neurodegeneration”John D. Wiley Conference Center
Dr. Meyer's research focuses upon the differentiation of retinal ganglion cells from human pluripotent stem cells, including the derivation of glaucoma models through iPS cell reprogramming as well as Crispr/Cas9 gene editing.
Seminar – Yu-Chien Wu, MD, PhD – “Diffusion MRI in Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury”John D. Wiley Conference Center
Dr. Wu is a magnetic resonance imaging physicist by training. Her research focuses on diffusion physics in biologic system using diffusion MRI. She started to work on diffusion MRI extensively in her graduate education.
Seminar – Xue-jun Li, PhD – “Uncovering the Mechanisms of Motor Neuron Development and Degeneration Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”John D. Wiley Conference Center
Dr. Li's research includes combining cellular, molecular, bioengineering and system approaches, research in her lab aims to understand the pathogenic mechanisms underlying motor neuron and axonal degeneration, and to develop therapeutics for the treatment of these debilitating diseases.
Seminar – Somer Bishop, PhD – “Enhancing Precision of Behavioral Measurement for Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders”John D. Wiley Conference Center
Dr. Bishop's research and clinical interests are focused on ASD symptom manifestations in individuals of different ages and levels of ability, as well as on differentiating between ASD and other developmental disabilities across the lifespan.
Seminar – Cary Harding, MD – “Phenylketonuria: Insights into Pathophysiology and Novel Therapeutics”John D. Wiley Conference Center
Harding's basic and clinical research programs are focused upon the development of novel therapies, including gene and cell therapies, for inborn errors of metabolism.
Seminar – Tina Grieco-Calub, PhD, CCC-A – “Impact of Hearing Experience on Language Processing and Learning in Children”John D. Wiley Conference Center
Dr. Grieco-Calub’s current research program sits at the intersection of hearing and language and reflects her multidisciplinary training that she received at the Waisman Center during her postdoctoral fellowship.
Seminar – Patrick Lao, PhD – Topic: A Multiple Biomarker Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease for Underrepresented and Underserved GroupsJohn D. Wiley Conference Center
Dr. Lao's research focuses on a multiple biomarker approach to Alzheimer’s disease (i.e., amyloid-β, hyperphosphorylated tau, cerebrovascular disease, and neurodegeneration), informed by contextual factors (i.e., genetic, biological, social, environmental) for underrepresented and underserved groups, will provide the most reliable understanding of the complex disease course.
Seminar – Matthew Winn, AuD, PhD – Topic: Listening Effort in Cochlear Implant UsersJohn D. Wiley Conference Center
Dr. Winn's work focuses on the ways in which hearing impairment affects speech communication, especially the ways that are not captured by conventional clinical testing.
Seminar – Viridiana Benitez, PhD – Topic: Understanding How Cognition and Language Experience Support Word Learning Across DevelopmentJohn D. Wiley Conference Center
Dr. Benitez’s research is in the area of cognitive development, with a focus on understanding how cognition and language experience support word learning across development.
Seminar – Lizbeth Finestack, PhD – Topic: Understanding How Cognition and Language Experience Support Word Learning Across DevelopmentJohn D. Wiley Conference Center
Dr. Finestack's research focuses on identifying effective and efficient language interventions for children with significant language impairments.