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 start at 4:30pm and end by 6pm. 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 Nirti Naidu at 916-703-0237.

2016-2017 Distinguished Lecturer Series

February 8, 2017

Raphael Bernier, Ph.D.

Parsing the Heterogeneity of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Raphael Bernier, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Washington »

Synopsis: Bernier Abstract »


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: Palmer Abstract »


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: Roberts Abstract »


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