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Clinical Syndromes and Disorders
T32 Postdoc Seminar Series


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

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Gene-Brain-Behavior Interactions in Neurodevelopmental Disorders:
Towards an Integration of Perspectives on Disease Mechanisms


FALL 2017 and SPRING 2018

PURPOSE
This seminar examines the topics of genetics, neuroanatomy, physiology, and behavioral
development to provide a broad-based and integrated background to understand the etiology
and potential mechanism underlying neurodevelopmental disorder

TIME AND LOCATION
Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Autism Building off Smith Level Road, 2nd floor conference room
Address: 100 Renee Lynne Court, Carrboro*

COURSE DIRECTORS
Joe Piven, MD and Ben Philpot, PhD


Coordinators: Shana Hall, PhD, Candace Killian-Farrell, PhD, Alexander Tuttle, PhD,
Brianne Gerlach-McDonald, PhD, Justin Wolter, PhD, and Charles Shyng, PhD.
Sept 20 Early Neurodevelopment
Eva Anton, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
Oct 11 Family and Peer Influence on Adolescent Neurocognitive Development
Eva Telzer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience
Oct 25 Clinical Translation Research Methods
Gabriel Dichter, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Psychology-CIDD
Director, Clinical Affective Neuroscience Lab
Nov 29 Using Rare Genetic Disorders to Advance Schizophrenia Research
Martilias Farrell, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Genetics
Dec 6 Brain Network Organization in ADHD
Jessica Cohen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience
Dec 13 Repetitive Behavior-Phenomenology and Application
Brian Boyd, PhD
Associate Professor, Allied Health Sciences
Feb 7 Animal Models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and the Clinical Genome Consortium
Courtney Thaxton, PhD
Research Specialist, Genetics
Feb 14 Neural Plasticity in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Ben Philpot, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
Associate Director, Neuroscience Center
Feb 21 Genes, Microbes, and the Infant Brain
Rebecca Santelli, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Mar 14 Overview of the iPS Technology
Adriana Beltran, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Pharmacology
Facility Director, Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Core
Mar 28 Genetic and Behavioral Mouse Models of Developmental Disorders Sheryl Moy, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry
Apr 4 Language Development in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders Linda Watson, EdD
Research Professor, Allied Health Sciences-Speech and Hearing
Apr 13 Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Autism
Mark Zylka, PhD
Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
Director, Neuroscience Center
Apr 18 Genetic Influences on Human Cortical Development
Jason Stein, PhD
Assistant Professor, Genetics
Apr 25 Visual System Neurobiology and Development
Spencer Smith, PhD
Associate Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology
May 9 Environmental Toxicants and Neurodevelopment
Stephanie Engel, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
May 25 New Behavioral Assays to Measure Social Behavior in Mice
Alexander Tuttle, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate, CIDD
July 13 Brain Networks in Psychopathology
Shana Hall, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate, CIDD



*DIRECTIONS: 
From campus or Hwy 54, 15-501 South/Hwy 54 Bypass West (traveling towards Carrboro).  
Take Merritt Mill Rd. exit (just past Laurel Ridge Apartments); 
Take left at top of ramp on Merritt Mill Road.  
Take a left on Smith Level Road at the stoplight at bottom of hill. 
 Go past 4 lights and at next block turn right on Rock Haven Rd.  
Take first Left onto Renee Lynne Court; building is on right at 100 Renee Lynne Court.
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