Northwestern University

May
16
Wed 4:30 PM

13th Annual Pepper Lecture: "Unlocking the Basis of Autism Through Studies and Families and Links to the X Chromosome"

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM  

Where: Frances Searle Building, 1-421, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Rachel Flynn   312.503.9803

Group: Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci)

Category: Academic

Description:

Speaker: Dr. Molly Losh

Autism is a serious neurodevelopmental disability defined by the impairments in communication and social behavior, with the most recent CDC reports estimating prevalence as high as 1 in 59 children. Although the genetic basis of autism was established in the late '70s, the complexity of autism continues to confound efforts to establish clear ties between gene, brain, and behavior, and the substantial misconceptions about the causes out autism persist. This lecture will discuss studies to uncover neuropsychological mechanisms underlying the clinical features of autism, from family-based and cross-population studies that have identified key features linked to autism genetic risk, that may help to inform targeted interventions, and reveal insights into molecular genetic influences on complex trait in us all. 

Reception to immediately follow.

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This event is hosted by and shared with the permission of the School of Communication. 

 

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