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Autism Seminar Series

2017-2018 Autism Seminar Series

McDonnell Sciences Building, Room 928, 4:30-6p 
Note that individual events also are listed on the Neuroscience Calendar.
For inquiries, please contact Daniel Gray.

Monday, September 25 - NOTE: 4:00p Start Time
Presentation by Pat Levitt, PhD, Keck School of Medicine at USC
“Addressing the Biological Origins of Autism Heterogeneity”

Monday, October 16
Presentation by Anna Kukekova, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"What can tame and aggressive foxes tell us about genetics of interactive social behavior?”
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Monday, December 18

Presentation by Meghan Swanson, PhD, University of North Carolina
“Learning to Talk: The Neurodevelopment of Emerging Language”
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Monday January 22
Presentation by Nathan Kopp, Dougherty Lab, WashU Genetics
“Current and emerging approaches to understanding Williams Syndrome using human genetics and mouse models" 
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Monday, February 19 - NOTE: 4:00p Start Time
Presentation by Suma Jacob, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota
"Common versus heterogeneous pathways in autism: examples from neuropeptide and phenotype studies”

Monday, March 19
Pamela Valnegri, PhD, Bonni Lab, WashU Dept. of Neuroscience
“Deregulation of Ubiquitin Signaling in Autism Spectrum Disorders”
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Monday, April 16

Presentation by Peter Tsai, University of Texas, Southwestern
"Cerebro-Cerebellar Circuits in Autism"
Monday, May 21
Presentation by John Pruett, WashU Psychiatry
"MRI-Based ASD Outcome Prediction"
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The series brings in WashU faculty and other experts across disciplines whose research has particular implications for interventions in Autism. Each lecture lasts about 45 minutes, with the remaining time allotted to interactions and discussion with attendees. Appetizers and drinks are provided. 

Speaker information and reading materials for preparation of each series will be sent out in the weeks leading up to each session.

For information on previous year's Autism Seminars, click here.


Azad Bonni and John Constantino 


Azad Bonni, MD, PhD
Edison Professor of Neurobiology and Chairman
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine 


John N. Constantino, MD
Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Director, William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine