The IDDRC Seminars for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research, 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).

2022/2023 Schedule

All seminars will be hybrid format: in person (McDonnell Sciences 928) and via Zoom (unless noted).

For inquires contact

2nd Monday of the month
4:00 – 5:15 pm

October 3, 2022*

*NOTE date

Christina Gurnett (WashU Neurology) and Joseph Dougherty (WashU Genetics)

“State of The IDDRC@WUSTL”

November 14, 2022

Harrison Gabel (WashU Neuroscience), Susan Maloney, Alexxai Kravitz (WashU Psychiatry), Jennifer Strahle, Peter Yang (WashU Neurosurgery)

“Engelhardt Family Foundation Innovation Fund (EF2I) Pilot Award Speaker Series”

VIRTUAL December 12, 2022*

*NOTE This seminar is virtual only, for inquiries contact

Aravinda Chakravarti (New York University)

“The Phenotypic Effects of Enhancer Variation”

VIRTUAL January 9, 2023

Maya Chopra (Boston Children’s Hospital), Heather Hazlett (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Virginia Lanzotti (WashU Psychiatry)

Moderated by Philip R.O. Payne (WashU Medicine)

IDDRC-CTSA Brain Gene Registry: Paired Genotypic, Phenotypic and EHR data to Advance the Understanding of Rare Brain Gene Variants

February 13, 2023

Mirella Dapretto (University of California, Los Angeles)

“Neuroimaging in Early Infancy: Mechanistic Insights on Autism Susceptibility”

VIRTUAL March 13, 2023

David Page (Massachusetts Institute of Technology/HHMI)

“Connecting the sex chromosomes to sex differences in health and disease”

Related reading materials:

April 10, 2023

Nico Dosenbach (WashU Neurology)

“A Somato-Cognitive Action Network alternates with effector regions in motor cortex”

May 22, 2023 – NOTE time, location

Time: 1:00p
Location: McDonnell Sciences 928 (Medical Campus)

Stewart Mostofsky (Johns Hopkins University)

“Action in Autism: How Moving Lampposts from Human Eyes to Computer Vision Can Help Address Heterogeneity and Advance Clinical Care”