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September 2020

Virtual Seminar – Hyejung Won, PhD – “Brain Disorders in 3D Genome”

September 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hyejung Won, PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill About the Speaker: Hyejung Won is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Neuroscience Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel…

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Virtual Seminar – Jessica Tollkuhn, PhD – “Estrogen Regulation of Gene Expression in the Brain”

September 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jessica Tollkuhn, PhD Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory About the Speaker: The Tollkuhn Lab seeks to understand how transient events during brain development exert lasting effects on gene expression, circuit function and, ultimately, behavior. We study…

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Virtual Seminar – Aviad Hai, PhD – “New Strategies for Accessing the Mammalian Nervous System with Minimal Invasiveness”

September 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Aviad Hai, PhD

Aviad Hai, PhD University of Wisconsin–Madison   About the Talk: There is currently a concerted effort to develop the necessary technologies to record and stimulate neural activity from the entire volume of the mammalian brain.…

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Virtual Seminar – Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD – “The Human Genome as the Common Heritage of Mankind: Implications for Medical Genomics”

September 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison About the Speaker: Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD, joined the SMPH in January 2018 to lead the UW Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine. Prior to his move…

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October 2020

Virtual Seminar – Eric Morrow, MD, PhD – “Mechanisms of Human Brain Development and Degeneration through the Lens of Rare Genetic Disorders”

October 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Eric Morrow, MD, PhD Brown University About the Speaker: Dr. Morrow is a physician-scientist with extensive experience in autism and intellectual disabilities. His research seeks to understand human brain disease through the study of genetic…

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Virtual Seminar – Jaclyn Schwarz, PhD – “Impact of Early-Life Immune Activation on the Ontogeny of Hippocampal-Dependent Learning and Memory”

October 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jaclyn Schwarz, PhD University of Delaware About the Speaker: Dr. Jaclyn Schwarz received her PhD from the University of Maryland Medical School, where she examined the mechanisms by which testosterone masculinizes neural circuits in the…

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

October 23, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elizabeth Norton, PhD

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, 2020 @ 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

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

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

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 projects focus on autism in adulthood.

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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 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Behavioral interventions have been critical for improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Notable achievements include the improved numbers of children with optimal outcomes, and the greater number of children accessing the regular curriculum. Despite these gains...

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Virtual Seminar – Christopher Gregg, PhD – “How Gene regulation Architects Brain Functions and Behavior”

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Chris Gregg

Dr. Gregg is currently a tenured associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy and Human Genetics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and co-founder and CSO for Storyline Health Inc.

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Virtual Seminar – Kristen Kroll, PhD – “Human Cellular Models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders”

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

Our research focuses on defining gene regulatory networks (GRNs) that control neural cell specification, neurogenesis, and the generation of specific neuronal cell types. We are particularly interested in...

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