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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November 4, 2015
Join Bridget Nugent, a researcher from the University of Pennsylvania, to learn about how sex differences in the embryonic brain are created by hormones and influenced by epigenetics as the brain develops and matures.
December 2, 2015
Geneticist, Jack Gilbert will present on the most recent discoveries and provide a guidebook to understand the microbiome and the role diet and lifestyle play in shaping this health resource.