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Psychiatry Research Seminar: Pamela Lein (University of California, Davis)

"Environmental Risk Factors for Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Case for Air Pollution"

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When: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Where: Cori Auditorium (McDonnell Sciences, Medical Campus)

Dr. Pam Lein is a developmental neurobiologist with research interested in the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which environmental stressors modulate neurodevelopment. Her current research focuses on: (1) interactions between genetic alterations in ryanodine receptors and environmental factors that modulate calcium signaling that alter normal patterns of neuronal connectivity in the developing brain; (2) novel biomarkers and medical countermeasures for organophosphorus anticholinesterase-induced neurotoxicity; and (3) the influence of neuroimmune interactions on neuronal morphogenesis and synapse formation.  The ultimate goal this research is to identify environmental stressors that can be readily controlled to decrease the incidence and/or severity of neurodevelopmental disorders.  Dr. Lein has developed a well-funded, collaborative and interdisciplinary research program with colleagues across the university, as well as nationally and internationally.  She is the Chair of the Graduate Group in Pharmacology and Toxicology at UC Davis, and a member of the MIND Institute.

A light lunch will be served. 


This event is sponsored by the IDDRC@WUSTL and the Department of Psychiatry.  For information about future IDDRC events, please contact Daniel Gray ( 

For the complete Department of Psychiatry schedule of events, click here.

This seminar is part of the Developmental Psychopathology Series.

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