Amazing Brain Webinar Series, Part VII: Recent Advances in the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar is Part VI of The Amazing Brain Webinar Series: Select Topics in Neuroscience and Child Development for the Clinician. It is being jointly sponsored with the Yale School of Medicine, Section of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. For more information about the webinar series, click here.

About the Webinar

Rapid advances in human genetics techniques, such as high-throughput sequencing, have greatly accelerated the pace of discovery in autism genetics. This webinar will review recent findings, how genetics can help lead to treatments, and current recommendations for clinical genetic testing in autism.


  Headshot of Carol Weitzman

Carol Weitzman, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine. She is the Director of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and the Program Director of the Fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.



  Headshot of Abha Gupta

Abha Gupta, MD, PhD, is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine. She obtained her BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. She obtained her MD and PhD (Neuroscience) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed residency training in general pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and subspecialty training in developmental-behavioral pediatrics at Yale University. She has a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and obtained postdoctoral research training in autism genetics in the laboratory of Matthew State MD, PhD, during her clinical fellowship. Her specific research interest is to use human genetics techniques to identify disease genes for ASDs and use neurobiological techniques to perform functional studies of ASD-associated mutations. Her long-term goal is to bridge the fields of genetics and neuroscience to elucidate the neural systems which underlie the pathophysiology of ASDs.


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