Upcoming Events

From parent advocate to nonprofit chief science officer, to biotherapeutic company cofounder — A personal journey through drug development for Angelman syndrome

Allyson Berent, DVM, DACVIM, COO and Cofounder, GeneTx Biotherapeutics

On May 29, 2020, Allyson Berent will discuss the journey that led her to becoming chief science officer of the largest research funding foundation for Angelman syndrome in the world (Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics [FAST]), and the cofounder and chief operating officer of GeneTx Biotherapeutics — a biotech company solely focused on developing an antisense oligonucleotide for the treatment of Angelman syndrome — after her daughter was diagnosed with Angelman syndrome at 5.5 months old.

Past Events

Learning to move

Karen E. Adolph, Ph.D.Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, New York University

On 3 December 2014, Karen E. Adolph discussed how infants learn to generate and control their movements by adapting to environmental and social factors.

Microbiota and the host immune system in autism

Dan Littman, M.D., Ph.D.Professor, New York University School of Medicine

On 29 October 2014, Dan Littman described how intestinal bacteria affect immune system cell functioning, potentially contributing to systemic inflammation and autism.

The social brain: Understanding autism

Nancy Kanwisher, Ph.D.Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

On 23 September 2014, Nancy Kanwisher discussed the functional architecture of the social brain as an avenue for considering which functions are affected and which are preserved in autism.

An attempt at redefining autism

Ami Klin, Ph.D.Chief of Autism and Related Disorders, Marcus Autism Center, Emory University

On 26 March 2014, Ami Klin presented two new infant and toddler behavioral measures of social behaviors.

Imaging early brain development in autism

David Amaral, Ph.D.Director of Research, The MIND Institute, University of California, Davis
Director, Autism BrainNet

On 26 February 2014, David Amaral discussed different types of altered brain development among children with autism.

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