The IDDRC Seminars for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research, formerly the Autism Seminar series, brings in WashU faculty and other experts across disciplines whose research has particular implications for interventions in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Each lecture lasts about 45 minutes, with the remaining 45 minutes 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. If you would like to be added to a distribution list for these events, e-mail

The IDDRC Seminars for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research is brought to you by the Department of Neuroscience and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC).

The remaining dates for the IDDRC Seminar Series have been cancelled. Stay tuned for the 2020/2021 schedule!

2019/2020 Schedule

All seminars occur from 4:00-5:30 in McDonnell Medical Sciences, Room 928.  Check back for the full list of speakers!

September 16, 2019

Jeffrey Neil (WashU Neurology)
“Using Diffusion MRI to Study Early Cortical Development”

Relevant publication:

October 28, 2019

Ilya Monosov (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
“Cortical and sub-cortical mechanisms of information seeking and curiosity”

Relevant in press publication:

November 18, 2019

Tychele Turner (WashU Genetics)
“Autism through the lens of the genome”

Relevant publications:

CANCELLED (inclement weather) – December 16, 2019

Susan Perlman (WashU Psychiatry)
“Examining Interpersonal Neural Synchronization in Autism Spectrum Disorder”

Relevant publications:

January 13, 2020 – NOTE time: 4:30-5:30p

Elizabeth Berry-Kravis (Rush University)

“Gene Based Clinical Trials in Neurological Disorders of Development: Presenting 2 WU Scientific Teams in Conversation with Liz Berry-Kravis”

Craig Zaidman (WashU Neurology) “Spinal Muscular Atrophy Gene Therapies”
Patricia Dickson (WashU Pediatrics) “Aromatic l-Amino Acid Decarboxylase (AADC) Deficiency”

February 17, 2020

Corina Anastasaki (Gutmann lab, WashU Neurology)

“Neurofibromatosis type 1: a model system to study cognition, behavior and brain development”

Related articles:

CANCELLED – April 20, 2020

Natasha Marrus (WashU Psychiatry)

CANCELLED – May 18, 2020