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.
John D. Wiley Seminar Series
Seminar – Xue-jun Li, PhD – “Uncovering the Mechanisms of Motor Neuron Development and Degeneration Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”
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 – Yu-Chien Wu, MD, PhD – “Diffusion MRI in Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury”
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 – Jason Meyer, PhD – “Building a Better In Vitro Disease Model for Glaucoma-Associated Neurodegeneration”
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 – Matthew Goupell, PhD – “Optimizing Benefits from Cochlear Implants Using Behavioral and Objective Measurements”
Matt’s current research focuses on binaural hearing, the effects of aging on temporal processing, and cochlear implants by combining human psychoacoustical with objective measurements.
Seminar – Casey Lew-Williams, PhD – “Dynamics of Communication in Infants’ Lives”
Most infants and toddlers have a prodigious ability to learn, in part because they spend a lot of time interacting with caregivers. In the Princeton Baby Lab, we study how the mechanisms of infant cognition and the details of environmental experience combine to shape early learning. In particular, we study the beginnings of language learning and communication.
Seminar – Julie Lounds Taylor, PhD – “Can We Improve Outcomes for Transition-Aged Autistic Youth by Supporting Families? Findings from a Multi-site Randomized-Controlled Trial”
Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D. is the Transitions Lab Principal Investigator (PI) and lab director. A significant focus of Taylor’s research is on factors that promote a positive transition into adulthood for individuals with developmental disabilities, in particular those with autism spectrum disorder.
Seminar – Peter Todd, MD, PhD – “Nucleotide Repeat Expansion Disorders: Molecular Mechanisms and Paths to Therapy”
Peter K. Todd, M.D., Ph.D., is the Bucky and Patti Harris Professor and Associate Chair of research in the Department of Neurology in the University of Michigan Medical School. Todd’s lab studies the mechanisms by which nucleotide repeat expansions cause neurological disorders with a long term goal of developing novel therapeutics for these currently untreatable conditions.
Seminar – Anna Esbensen, PhD – “Improving Outcomes for Individuals with Down Syndrome”
Anna Esbensen, PhD, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She studies the lifespan development of individuals with Down syndrome and provides clinical services to families of children with Down syndrome.
Seminar – Tomasz Nowakowski, PhD – “Establishing Tools to Study the Emergence of Cellular Diversity in the Human Brain”
Tomasz Nowakowski’s laboratory investigates the development of the human cerebral cortex using high throughput single cell genomics approaches.