As part of the Simons Foundation Lectures, the Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series brings together scientists and scholars to discuss diverse and important topics in autism research.
The events take place in the Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium at the Simons Foundation headquarters (160 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY), and are open to the scientific community. Pre-registration is required to attend.
2 November 2016
On 2 November 2016, Beth Stevens will discuss recent work that implicates brain immune cells, called microglia, in sculpting of synaptic connections during development and their relevance to autism, schizophrenia and other brain disorders. Her talk is part of the Simons Foundation Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.
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27 April 2016
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. His talk was part of the Simons Foundation Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.
30 March 2016
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. Her talk was part of the Simons Foundation Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.
27 January 2016
On 27 January 2016, Gordon Fishell described his investigations of the developmental and genetic origins of interneuron development. His talk was part of the Simons Foundation Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.
11 November 2015
On 11 November 2015, David S. Mandell talked about why autism interventions rarely are implemented in community practice and why they fail to achieve the same outcomes as those observed in clinical trials. His talk was part of SFARI’s Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.
28 October 2015
On 28 October 2015, Catherine Dulac discussed the cellular and molecular architecture of neural circuits underlying instinctive social behaviors in mice. Her talk was part of the Simons Foundation Autism: Emerging Concepts lecture series.