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January 2018

Seminar: Anis Contractor, PhD, “Correction of Synaptic and Network Alterations in Fragile X Mice”

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Research in the Contractor laboratory is directed towards understanding the functional role of neurotransmitter receptors, particularly glutamate receptors, in mediating and modulating synaptic transmission and plasticity.

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February 2018

Seminar: Katherine D. Kinzler, PhD, “The Development of Language as a Social Category”

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Professor Kinzler’s research investigates the development of social cognition, with particular emphasis on exploring infants’ and children’s attention to the language and accent with which others speak as a marker of group membership.

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Seminar: Darcie Moore, PhD, “Mechanisms of Asymmetry in Neural Stem Cells”

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The research in my lab focuses on identifying the mechanisms that stem cells use to create the asymmetric segregation of cargoes, to identify what other components are segregated, and to use this knowledge to improve stem cell aging.

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Seminar: Jacques Galipeau, MD FRCP(C), “IL‐10 Expressing B‐Cells for Adoptive Cell Therapy of Neuro‐Inflammatory Disorders”

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jacques Galipeau has initiated and developed an NIH-funded research program in the study and use of mesenchymal stromal cells as an immunotherapy of catastrophic illnesses including cancer and immune disease.

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Seminar: Don Zack, MD, PhD, “Topic: Retinal Development, Function, and Diseases”

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Donald J. Zack, MD, PhD, is the Guerrieri Professor of Genetic Engineering and Molecular Ophthalmology and co-director of the Center for Stem Cells and Ocular Regenerative Medicine (STORM) at the Wilmer Eye Institute.

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March 2018

Seminar: Rebecca Landa, PhD, CCC-SLP, “Detecting Autism Early: Risk Indicators and Innovation in Screening”

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rebecca Landa is a speech-language pathologist. She has practiced in the public schools, university clinics and hospital settings.

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Seminar: Subhojit Roy, MD, PhD, “TBA”

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Subhojit Roy's broad interest is to explore movement within cells, specifically within neurons – mechanisms that convey, deposit and retain cargoes in axons, dendrites and synapses.

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April 2018

Seminar: Martin Styner, PhD, “Advanced and Predictive Image Analysis for Early Brain Development and Autism”

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Styner is one of the leading experts in medical image computing with specific expertise in anatomical structure and tissue segmentation, structural brain morphometry, deformable registration, atlas building and diffusion MRI analysis.

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