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Simons Foundation Lectures

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM (EST)


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Simons Foundation Lecture
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For decades, scientists have known that genetic factors contribute to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Ongoing research is identifying the genes responsible, and recent studies have produced an unprecedented volume of genetic associations to ASDs.

In this lecture, Elise Robinson will provide an overview of these findings. She will discuss both rare and common genetic risk factors. She will also outline challenges to the interpretation of these findings as well as the next steps in understanding the role genetics plays in autism.

Robinson is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an associate member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She is also an affiliated faculty member with the Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Robinson’s research focuses on the genetic epidemiology of behavior and cognition. She is interested in using genetic data to understand the biology of neurodevelopmental variation and to study differences within and between neuropsychiatric disorders. She received a Sc.D. in psychiatric epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute.

Tea         4:15 - 5:00 PM
Lecture   5:00 - 6:15 PM

Have questions about THE GENETIC INFLUENCES ON AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER RISK? Contact Simons Foundation Lectures

When & Where

Simons Foundation
Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
160 Fifth Avenue at 21st Street, 2nd floor
New York, New York 10010

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM (EST)

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