Distinguished Lecturer Series

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series is now in its 14th season of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders.  These monthly presentations (September 2016 - June 2017) 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 Mara Chambers at 916-703-0237.

2016-2017 Distinguished Lecturer Series

September 14, 2016

Robert H Ring Ph.D.

Peeling the Onion: The Evolving Challenges of Therapeutics Development in Autism

Presenter: Robert H. Ring, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Drexel University College of Medicine

Synopsis: Coming Soon


October 12, 2016

John A. Colombo, Ph.D.

Nutrition and Early Cognitive Development

Presenter: John A. Colombo, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Kansas

Synopsis: Coming Soon


November 9, 2016

Beth Stevens, Ph.D.

How Microglia Prune Synapses in Development and Disease

Presenter: Beth Stevens, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University

Synopsis: Coming Soon


December 14, 2016

Steve Silberman

Great Minds Don’t Always Think Alike

Presenter: Steve Silberman

Synopsis: Coming Soon


January 11, 2017

John Elder Robison

Life With Autism

Presenter: John Elder Robison

Synopsis: Coming Soon


February 8, 2017

Raphael Bernier, Ph.D.

Parsing the Heterogeneity of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Raphael Bernier, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Washington

Synopsis: Coming Soon


March 8, 2017

Theo Palmer, Ph.D.

Unexpected Relationships Between Autism Genes and Maternal Illness During Pregnancy

Presenter: Theo Palmer, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Stanford University

Synopsis: Coming Soon


April 12, 2017

Jane Roberts, Ph.D.

Biobehavioral Profiles in Infants with Fragile X Syndrome

Presenter: Jane Roberts, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of South Carolina

Synopsis: Coming Soon


May 17, 2017

Mustafa Sahin, M.D., Ph.D.

Tuberous Sclerosis: Shedding Light on the Neural Circuitry of Autism

Presenter: Mustafa Sahin, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University

Synopsis: Coming Soon


June 14, 2017

Amori Y. Mikami, Ph.D.

Intervening with the Peer Group to Treat Social Problems of Children with ADHD

Presenter: Amori Y. Mikami, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of British Columbia

Synopsis: Coming Soon