Join the SFARI science team and leaders in the autism research community for an informal evening of food, drink, conversation and mingling on October 21, 2019, in Chicago.
On June 14, 2019, Alistair Ward and Chase Miller introduced SFARI Viewer and showed how this online platform can be used to visualize and analyze genomic and phenotypic data from the SSC and SPARK.
Altered somatosensory processing in autism spectrum disorders: Mechanisms and emerging therapeutic opportunities
On April 24, 2019, David Ginty presented his work on the neurobiological basis of touch over-reactivity in mouse models of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He also discussed new pharmacological approaches aimed at reducing sensory over-reactivity and potentially improving cognitive and behavioral abnormalities associated with ASD.
On April 3, 2019, David Van Essen provided an overview of basic principles of cortical organization and connectivity from studies of laboratory animals and analyses of individual variability in humans. He also highlighted a new map (‘parcellation’) of the human cerebral cortex based on data from the Human Connectome Project.
Associate Member, Broad Institute
On January 30, 2019, Elise Robinson provided an overview of the role that genetic factors play in autism spectrum disorders and discussed the next steps to further understand autism genetics.
On December 12, 2018, Pawan Sinha and Dagmar Sternad reviewed a recently proposed hypothesis about the nature of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) that posits that the common traits of the disorder are manifestations of an individual’s difficulty in making predictions about cause and effect.