Dick and Mary Allen Lecture Series
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"The Autism Spectrum: Recent Scientific Advances"
The lecture will introduce emerging laboratory and clinical studies to better understand the genetic, metabolic and environmental foundations of autism - including leading work done at UC Irvine. Dr. Gargus will also address the promise and prospects that such work will lead to novel therapies and diagnostics for this disorder.
Featuring: John "Jay" Gargus, M.D., Ph.D.,
Professor, Division of Genetics and Metabolism, Department of Pediatrics and
Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of California, Irvine
Dr. Gargus received his M.D., Ph.D., in Medicine and Human Genetics from the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Yale University School of Medicine and then carried out a Residency in Pediatrics and a Fellowship in Medical Genetics, also at Yale.
Dr. Gargus is a board certified medical genecist. His honors include the American Heat Association Established Investigator Award and the National Headache Foundation 2006 Lectureship Award. The Gargus lab uses a functional genomics approach to address common complex neurological diseases, with a particular focus on migraine and autism. His work in autism has been supported by grants from The National Institutes of Health, Autism Speaks and the Doris Duke Foundation.
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010
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Place: The Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering
No cost to attend, but reservations recommended due to seating limitations
This is the fifth annual Allen Lecture, which is funded by Dick and Mary Allen. The series focuses on health related topics such as diabetes, nutrition, delivery of new therapies to disadvantaged and underserved populations, stem cell therapies, Alzheimer’s disease and other cutting-edge research.
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