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Autism Seminar Series 2016-2017


Monday, October 17

Presentation by Claire Weichselbaum and John N. Constantino (WashU Psychiatry), "Infant Eye Movement Links Genetic Susceptibility with Social Impairment in Autism”

Related article:

·         Attention to eyes is present but in decline in 2–6-month-old infants later diagnosed with autism

Monday, November 28

Presentation by Joseph Dougherty (WashU Genetics), "Using Genetics and Gene Expression to Define Candidate Circuits for ASD and Neurogenetic Disorder"
Related article:

·         Cell Type-Specific Expression Analysis to Identify Putative Cellular Mechanisms for Neurogenetic Disorders

Monday, December 19

Presentation by Kristen Kroll (WashU Developmental Biology), "Modeling Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Neurons"

Related article: 

·         The Human Model: Changing Focus on Autism Research


* Tuesday, January 17

Presentation by Mike Wong (WashU Neurology), "Tuberous Sclerosis as a Model of Autism and Intellectual Disability"

Related articles:

·         Symptom profiles of autism spectrum disorder in tuberous sclerosis complex

·         Loss of white matter microstructural integrity is associated with adverse neurological outcome in tuberous sclerosis complex.

·         Rapamycin Prevents Epilepsy in a Mouse Model of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex


Monday, February 20

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)

Monday, May 15

Vitaly Klyachko (WashU Biomedical Engineering/Cell Biology & Physiology), "Presynaptic dysfunction in Fragile X syndrome"