Novitch’s research seeks to determine the molecular pathways that direct the differentiation of neural stem cells, and assembly of neural circuits. Using a variety of approaches including organoid technologies, he and his team are investigating the underlying causes of neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders.
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 …
Brian Scholl is Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Cognitive Science Program at Yale University, where he also directs the Perception & Cognition Laboratory.
Qiongshi Lu, PhD University of Wisconsin–Madison About the Speaker: Qiongshi “Q” Lu received his B.S. in mathematics from Tsinghua University in 2012 and Ph.D. in biostatistics from Yale University in 2017. Lu’s research focuses on …
Hagerman is a molecular geneticist with a principal interest in understanding the basis for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. In particular, the Hagerman lab has made a number of important observations related to the mechanism of gene expression of the fragile X (FMR1) gene. Mutations of the FMR1 gene give rise to fragile X syndrome, the leading heritable form of mental impairment and autism.
Magaña’s research focus is on the cultural context of families who care for persons with disabilities across the life course. Her current research includes investigating racial and ethnic disparities among children with autism and developmental disabilities and developing culturally relevant interventions to address these disparities.
Dr. Nordahl’s research interest is in understanding the neural basis for autism spectrum disorders. She utilizes structural and functional neuroimaging to investigate alterations in brain structure and connectivity in very young children with autism.
WARF Therapeutics Drug Discovery Seminar Series Kapil Bharti, PhD National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health About the Speaker: Dr. Bharti holds a bachelor’s degree in biophysics from the Panjab University in Chandigarh, India, …
Dr. Max is recognized internationally for his research in pediatric traumatic brain injury and also pediatric stroke.
Joshua A. Weiner, PhD
The University of Iowa
My laboratory is focused on identifying the fundamental molecular mechanisms that control neuronal differentiation and neural circuit formation during brain development.