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October 2020

Virtual Seminar – Han Wang, PhD – “Genetic and Neural Dissection of Sleep in C. elegans”

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

Han Wang, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison About the Speaker: Han Wang, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at UW-Madison. Han received a  bachelor's degree in biology from Tsinghua University. Han…

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Virtual Seminar – Steven Kernie, MD – “Mechanisms Underlying Injury-Induced Neurogenesis”

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Steven Kernie, MD Columbia University About the Speaker: Dr. Steven Kernie is a professor of pediatrics (in neurology) at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs and Chief of Critical…

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November 2020

Virtual Seminar – Michael Gandal, MD, PhD – “Brain Gene Networks Link Complement Signaling with Convergent Synaptic Pathology in Schizophrenia”

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

Michael Gandal, MD, PhD UCLA About the Speaker: Dr. Gandal is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. He received…

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WARF Therapeutics Drug Discovery Virtual Seminar – Craig Erickson, MD – “Refining Treatment Development in Neurodevelopmental Disorders”

November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

WARF Therapeutics Drug Discovery Seminar Series Craig Erickson, MD Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center About the Speaker: Dr. Erickson has worked to obtain continuous federal, foundation, internal, and industry funding supporting his and his collaborators' research…

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Virtual Seminar – Elizabeth Norton, PhD – “Assessing the Brain and Behavior in Parents and Toddlers during Naturalistic Interaction: Insights into Autism, Language Delay, and Typical Development”

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Elizabeth Norton, PhD Northwestern University About the Speaker: Elizabeth Norton is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Director of the Language, Education and Reading Neuroscience (LEARN) Lab. Her research…

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December 2020

Virtual Seminar – Brady Maher, PhD – “Defects in Myelination are a Common Pathophysiology in Autism Spectrum Disorder”

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brady Maher, PhD Lieber Institute for Brain Development About the Speaker: Brady J. Maher, Ph.D. is a lead investigator in the Developmental Neurobiology and Functional Genomics division of the Lieber Institute and an Associate Professor…

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January 2021

Seminar – Christina Nicolaidis, MD – “Using Participatory Research Approaches to Improve the Rigor and Impact of Research on Autism in Adulthood”

January 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Christina Nicolaidis, MD Portland State University About the Speaker: As a general internist and health services researcher, Dr. Nicolaidis uses participatory research to improve the health and healthcare of marginalized populations. Many of her current…

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February 2021

Dolan Lecture – Connie Kasari, PhD – “Personalization of Interventions for Children with ASD: What We Can Learn from Research”

February 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Terrence R. Dolan Lecture Connie Kasari, PhD Connie Kasari, PhD University of California, Los Angeles   About the Talk: Behavioral interventions have been critical for improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Notable…

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Seminar – Christopher Gregg, PhD – Topic: Genetic and Epigenetic Programs Shaping Brain Function and Disease

February 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Christopher Gregg, PhD University of Utah School of Medicine About the Speaker: Dr. Gregg is currently a tenured associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy and Human Genetics at the University of Utah…

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Seminar – Kris Kroll, PhD – Topic: Studying Neurodevelopmental Disorders Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cell

February 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Kris Kroll, PhD Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis About the Speaker: Our research focuses on defining gene regulatory networks (GRNs) that control neural cell specification, neurogenesis, and the generation of specific neuronal…

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March 2021

Virtual Seminar – Donna Werling, PhD – Topic: Genetic Risk for Autism and Other Neuropsychiatric Conditions, Sex Differences in Neurobiology and Risk for Disease

March 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Donna Werling, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison About the Speaker: Donna Werling, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Werling completed a B.S. in Psychology from Duke University and a Ph.D.…

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Virtual Seminar – Kristin Baldwin, PhD – Topic: Using Pluripotent Stem Cells to Study Genetic and Epigenetic Regulations of Brain Disorders

March 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Kristin Baldwin, PhD Columbia University Irving Medical Center Scripps Research Institute About the Speaker: Our lab is interested in understanding how genetic and epigenetic changes generate cellular diversity, with a particular focus on neurons of…

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April 2021

Seminar – Wei Gao, PhD – Topic: The Neurophysiological Mechanisms Underlying Normal/Abnormal Human Brain Development and Adult Brain Functioning

April 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wei Gao, PhD Cedars Sinai About the Speaker: Dr. Wei Gao was trained at the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Gao was on the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill before…

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Seminar – Jessica Wisnowski, PhD – Topic: The Application of Neuroimaging Techniques (including MR Spectroscopy) to Elucidate Perinatal Brain Injury Mechanisms and the Clinical Translation of Neuroprotective Therapies

April 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jessica Wisnowski, PhD Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California About the Speaker: Dr. Jessica Lee Wisnowski is an assistant professor of research with expertise in perinatal brain injury. She obtained a PhD…

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