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).

2021/2022 Schedule

All seminars will be presented via Zoom webinar using the same webinar code. Contact with any questions.

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September 13, 2021

Tychele Turner (WashU Genetics)

“Insights from Short-read and Long-read Whole-genome Sequencing in Autism”

CANCELLED – October 11, 2021

Mirella Dapretto (University of California, Los Angeles)

“Brain-based markers of autism risk and resilience”

Supplemental reading

November 8, 2021

Sundari Chetty (Stanford University)

“Modeling brain overgrowth in autism using pluripotent stem cells”

Reading materials

December 13, 2021

Harrison Gabel (WashU Neuroscience)

“Investigating the Cellular and Molecular Basis of Overgrowth and Intellectual Disability Disorders”

January 10, 2022

Mariah Hoye (Duke University Medical Center)

“Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of DDX3X Syndrome”

Reading materials

February 14, 2022

Joshua Ewen (Kennedy Krieger Institute)

March 14, 2022

Varun Warrier (University of Cambridge)

April 11, 2022

Christopher Smyser (WashU Neurology), Damien Fair (University of Minnesota)