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New Frontiers in Drug Discovery for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Biotech Connection LA

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (PDT)

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Please join us for a multifaceted symposium focusing on the latest developments in drug discovery for Autism Spectrum Disorder. We will have multiple speakers elucidating the topic form a variety of angles, ranging from basic research to industry perspectives. This event is supported by UCLA BRI and department of Neurology.


Dr. Daniel Geschwind MD PhD (UCLA Human Genetics, Neurology and Psychiatry)

Dr. James McCracken MD (UCLA Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences)

Dr. Thomas Otis PhD (UCLA Neurobiology/Roche Pharmaceuticals)

Dr. Daniel Campbell PhD (USC Psychiatry)

Symposium Schedule


9:00     Opening remarks

9:15     Clinical testing of novel drugs for autism - James McCracken MD

9:45     Drug development for neurodevelopmental disorders - Thomas Otis PhD

10:15   Non-Coding RNAs in Autism: New Opportunities for Treatment Targets - Daniel Campbell PhD 

10:45   Coffee break 

11:00   Keynote lecture: Exploring mechanisms and therapies using In vitro and in vivo models - Daniel Geschwind MD PhD 

12:00   Closing Remarks

12:15   Lunch and roundtable discussion (RSVP required)



Please follow the link below to RSVP for an informal roundtable discussion with the speakers (limited capacity). Lunch will be provided.


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When & Where

1st floor conference room
Gonda Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center
754 Charles E Young Dr S
Los Angeles, California 90095

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (PDT)

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Biotech Connection LA

Los Angeles is not only home to renowned universities and research institutes, but also harbors a vibrant biotech and life sciences industry. Biotech Connection Los Angeles (BCLA) is an organization run by students, postdocs and young professionals from all over Los Angeles. Our mission is to facilitate the connection between academics across disciplines with each other and the biotech industry to move innovation forward and expand their impact on healthcare.

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