2013-2014 Distinguished Lecturer Series
The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series is now in its 12th season of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders. These monthly presentations (October 2013 - June 2014) 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 Laura Lacy, Ph.D., at (916) 703-0254.
Presenter: Alessio Fasano, M.D.
Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Lecture Topic: Gut-Brain Interaction in Autism Spectrum Disorder: What language do they speak,
and do they understand each other?
Presenter: David S. Mandell, Sc.D.
Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Perlman School of Medicine
Lecture Topic: Context Matters: Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions for Children with Autism in Public Schools
Presenter: Stewart H. Mostofsky, M.D.
Affiliation: Kennedy Krieger Institute &
Johns Hopkins University
Lecture Topic: Motor and Social Skill Function: Connecting Learning and Brain Function in Autism
Presenter: Maureen S. Durkin, Ph.D., Dr.P.H.
Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
Lecture Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorder
as a Global Public Health Priority
Presenter: Matthew W. State, M.D., Ph.D.
Affiliation: University of California, San Francisco
Lecture Topic: From Genes to Biology in
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Presenter: Alcino J. Silva, Ph.D.
Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles
Lecture Topic: Mechanisms and Adult Treatments
for Neurodevelopmental Disorders