Autism Research lectures are open to the public and are held at the Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium at the Simons Foundation headquarters in New York City. Tea is served prior to each lecture.
Christopher Walsh will review 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.
In this lecture, Catherine Monk will describe her lab’s studies on women in the perinatal period and fetal and infant neurobehavioral development.
This talk will outline the current state of genetics research in autism, highlight some of the key findings that remain to be discovered, and consider how these findings could ultimately benefit individuals with autism and their families.
In this lecture, Gordon Fishell will describe his investigations of the developmental and genetic origins of interneuron development.
In this lecture, David S. Mandell will talk 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.
In this lecture, Catherine Dulac will discuss the cellular and molecular architecture of neural circuits underlying instinctive social behaviors of mice. She will describe her group’s recent advances in uncovering the identity of sensory neurons that detect social cues and the identity of command circuits associated with specific social responses in male and female mice.