June 4, 2014
One of the most important unanswered questions in autism research today is the identity of the neural circuits responsible for autistic behavior. Join Samuel Wang, associate professor of neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton, as he explains brain dysfunction that is developmentally “upstream” of the many problems found in autistic brains. Wang speaks about research being done to address the question of whether disruption of cerebellar function during key periods of brain development lead to autistic-like behaviors.
This SciCafe event occurred on June 7, 2014. Hear the full program in this podcast, or watch a version here:
Read Dr. Wang's recent article, "How to Think about the Risk of Autism," in the New York Times.
The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.
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February 4, 2015
Chris Mason, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Biophysics at Weill Cornell University, is combing the New York City subway system to swab surfaces, collect specimens, and create a map of the urban microbiome and DNA in the world that surrounds us.
March 4, 2015
Join Museum scientists as they tell their tales of their recent expedition into the highlands of Papua New Guinea.