2012 Colloquia

The Simons Center for the Social Brain Colloquium Series brings leading researchers in autism and related developmental disorders to MIT to present their latest research findings and discuss future projects. Colloquia are open to the community, and are held in MIT\'s Building 46, Room 3002 (Singleton Auditorium) at 6 PM.

Linguistic and cognitive profiles in autism and the broad autism phenotype
Molly Losh, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Wed Mar 07 2012

Recurrence, Resilience, Aggregation, and Intergenerational Transmission: Reconciling family studies with gene discovery in autism
John N. Constantino, MD
Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Director, William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington University at St. Louis
Wed Mar 21 2012

The Simons Simplex Collection and the Genomic Architecture of Simplex Autism
Matthew W. State, PhD
Donald J. Cohen Associate Professor in the Child Study Center and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Genetics, Yale School of Medicine; Co-Director, Yale Program on Neurogenetics; Deputy Chairman for Research, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University
Wed Apr 04 2012

Revealing common molecular pathways in Autism Spectrum Disorders using human neurons
Alysson R. Muotri, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California San Diego; UCSD Stem Cell Program; School of Medicine; Department of Pediatrics/Rady Children's Hospital
Wed May 02 2012

iPS technology and disease research
Rudolf Jaenisch, MD
Professor of Biology, MIT; Founding Member, Whitehead Institute,
Wed Jun 06 2012

Mapping the neuronal methylome at the epigenetic interface of genes and environment
Janine LaSalle, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, UC Davis School of Medicine
Wed Sep 05 2012

Mechanisms of risk and resilience through disorders of known genetic origin
Gaia Scerif, Ph.D.
University Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow in Experimental Psychology, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
Wed Sep 19 2012

Cellular and Molecular Basis of Social Behavior Deficits in Idic15 Autism
Matthew P. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Associated Professor, Harvard Medical School; Faculty, Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School; Director of Neuropathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
Wed Oct 03 2012

MEG Piloted Flights From Theory to the Autistic Brain
Bhavin Sheth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston
Wed Nov 14 2012

Molecular mechanisms underlying the establishment of neuronal connectivity
Alex L. Kolodkin, Ph.D.
HHMI Investigator, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Wed Dec 19 2012