Events

Upcoming Events

Autism, autisms, or neurodevelopmental disorders?

Jason Lerch, Ph.D.Director of Preclinical Imaging, Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging, University of Oxford
Adjunct Scientist, Mouse Imaging Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Professor in Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

On January 29, 2020, Jason Lerch will explore this question: What do modern ways of looking at brains and genes tell us about autism – or autisms – and its relation to attention deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other related disorders of brain development?

Past Events

One brain, many genomes: Somatic mutation and genomic variability in human cerebral cortex

Christopher Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.Chief of the Division of Genetics, Boston Children’s Hospital
Bullard Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

On 27 April 2016, Christopher Walsh reviewed recent work on ‘somatic mutations’ — de novo mutations that are present in some brain cells but not in all cells of the body — in several neurological conditions associated with intellectual disability and seizures.

Development begins before birth: Prenatal research relevant to autism

Catherine Monk, Ph.D.Director of Research, The Women’s Program, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University

On 30 March 2016, Catherine Monk described her lab’s fetal origins of adult disease studies that focus on women in the perinatal period and fetal and infant neurobehavioral development, including direct studies of the fetus, newborn brain imaging and placental methylation.

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