Skip to main content
UC Davis MIND Institute

UC Davis MIND Institute

Distinguished Lecturer Series

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series is now in its 13th season of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders.  These monthly presentations (October 2014 - June 2015) are intended for both specialists and community members.  All lectures are free and open to the public and no reservations are necessary (seating is limited).  For more information about the Distinguished Lecturer Series, contact Mellissa Miller at 916-703-0237.


2014-2015 Distinguished Lecturer Series

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 4:30 - 6pm  
Katheleen Gardiner, Ph.D. 

Presenter: Katheleen Gardiner, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Colorado, Denver

Lecture Topic: The Molecular Basis of Cognitive Deficits
in Down Syndrome: What we know and what we need to know

Abstract: Click for Abstract


Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 4:30 - 6pm  
Paul T. Shattuck, Ph.D. 

Presenter: Paul T. Shattuck, Ph.D.

Affiliation:  A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

Lecture Topic: Autism: Young Adult Outcomes

Abstract: Click for Abstract


Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 4:30 - 6pm  
Natacha Akshoomoff, Ph.D. 

Presenter: Natacha Akshoomoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, San Diego

Lecture Topic: How the Diagnosis of Autism Helps Us Learn More About Autism

Abstract: Click for Abstract


Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 4:30 - 6pm  
Thomas C. Sudhof, M.D. 

Presenter: Thomas C. Sudhof, M.D.

Affiliation: Stanford University

Lecture Topic: The Neurexin Enigma: Towards understanding synapse formation and neuropsychiatric disorders

Abstract: Click for Abstract


Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 4:30 - 6pm  
Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D. 

Presenter: Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, M.D.

Affiliation: Columbia University

Lecture Topic: Pathways for Treatments in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Abstract: Click for Abstract


Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 4:30 - 6pm  
Guinevere F. Eden, Ph.D. 

Presenter: Guinevere F. Eden, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Georgetown University Med Center

Lecture Topic: Brain Imaging Studies of Reading

Abstract: Click for Abstract


Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:30 - 6pm  
Mani N. Pavuluri, M.D., Ph.D. 

Presenter: Mani N. Pavuluri, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Illinois at Chicago

Lecture Topic: Brain Circuitry Dysfunction in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Abstract: Click for Abstract


Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 4:30 - 6pm  
Virginia A. Rauh, Sc.D. 

Presenter: Virginia A. Rauh, Sc.D.

Affiliation: Columbia University

Lecture Topic: Brain and Behavioral Effects of Early Exposures to Neurotoxicants

Abstract: Click for Abstract


Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 4:30 - 6pm  
Ned H. Kalin, M.D. 

Presenter: Ned H. Kalin, M.D.

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin

Lecture Topic: Developmental Risk for Anxiety and Depression