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 – 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.
Waisman’s new Spanish radio show helps connect with Madison’s Hispanic community
For the next hour, Rivera-Bonet and Montoto spoke with Qiang Chang, PhD, director of the Waisman Center, and Paola Perez, MSSW, social worker and Waisman Center clinics operations manager, about the Waisman Center and its broad range of research, resources, and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Seminar – Moriah Thomason, PhD – “The Impact of Stress and Environmental Exposure on Neurodevelopment and Developmental Disorders”
Moriah Thomason’s research addresses principals of neural development beginning in utero. Her current NIH grants examine environmental factors with potential to influence functional neurocircuitry of the developing brain.
Seminar – Ann Kaiser, PhD – “Caregiver Implemented Naturalistic Language Interventions: Dosage, Generalization and Child Effects”
Dr. Kaiser has published more than 160 articles and chapters on early language interventions for children with language delays and developmental disabilities, and for children at risk due to poverty.
Seminar – Brenna Maddox, PhD – “Working Together to Improve Suicide Prevention Practices for People on the Autism Spectrum”
Dr. Maddox is an assistant Professor in the department of psychiatry. As the implementation scientist at TEACCH, her work focuses on improving community services for people on the autism spectrum across the lifespan.
Faculty Candidate Talk: Soo-Kyung Lee, PhD
Speaker: Soo-Kyung Lee, PhD Talk Title: “What does the FOX say? FOXG1 orchestrates cortico-cortical connections” About the Speaker: Soo-Kyung “Soo” Lee completed her B.S. degree in Pharmacy at Chonnam National University in Gwangju, Korea, and …