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Autism Seminar Series

After a summer hiatus, the Autism Seminar Series will be resume in the Fall for the 2016-2017 series (dates listed below – be sure to mark your calendars early).  The inaugural talk for the series on September 19, 2016 will be from a visiting lecturer, Dr. Mu Yang, an animal models expert who will discuss behavioral phenotypes of transgenic mouse models of monogenic autistic syndromes.

2016-2017 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.
Presentation by Claire Weichselbaum and John N. Constantino (WashU Psychiatry), "Infant Eye Movement Links Genetic Susceptibility with Social Impairment in Autism”
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Presentation by Joseph Dougherty (WashU Genetics), "Using Genetics and Gene Expression to Define Candidate Circuits for ASD and Neurogenetic Disorder"
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Presentation by Kristen Kroll (WashU Developmental Biology), "Modeling Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Neurons"
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Presentation by Mike Wong (WashU Neurology), "Tuberous Sclerosis as a Model of Autism and Intellectual Disability"
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Presentation by Terra Barnes (WashU Neuroscience), "Towards an Animal Model of Stuttering"

Monday, March 20
Presentation by Mike Gaffrey (WashU Psychiatry), "Early Preventive Intervention for Autism During Infancy: An Emerging Program at WashU"

CANCELLED: Monday, April 17
Presentation by Anna Kukekova (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Vitaly Klyachko (WashU Biomedical Engineering/Cell Biology & Physiology), "Presynaptic dysfunction in Fragile X syndrome" 

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