Distinguished Lecturer Series

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series is now in its 16th season of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders. These monthly presentations (September 2018 - May 2019) 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, call us at 916-703-0253.

2018-2019 Distinguished Lecturer Series

October 10, 2018

Alan Brown, M.D.

Neurodevelopmental risk factors for Autism

Presenter: Alan Brown, M.D.

Affiliation: Columbia University »

Synopsis: Brown BioAbstract »


November 14, 2018

Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.

Advances in Early Detection of ASD

Presenter: Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Synopsis: Ozonoff BioAbstract »


December 12, 2018

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D.

High quality language environments create
high quality learning environments

Presenter: Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Institute of Informal Learning »

Synopsis: Coming soon


January 9, 2019

Mike Lake, PC, MP

Expect More – An Autism Adventure

Presenter: Mike Lake, PC, MP

Affiliation: Canadian House of Commons »

Synopsis: Lake BioAbstract »


February 13, 2019

Deanna Barch, Ph.D.

Adolescent risk for developing psychosis

Presenter: Deanna Barch, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Washington University »

Synopsis: Barch BioAbstract »


March 13, 2019

David A Lewis, M.D.

A Neural Circuitry Substrate for Cognitive Dysfunction in Schizophrenia

Presenter: David A Lewis, M.D.

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh »

Synopsis: Coming soon


April 10, 2019

Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D.

Genetic and neurophysiological approaches to tackle neurodevelopmental disorders

Presenter: Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D.

Affiliation: Texas Children’s Hospital »

Synopsis: Coming soon


May 8, 2019

Staci Bilbo, Ph.D.

Brain-immune interactions in neurodevelopment

Presenter: Staci Bilbo, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Lurie Center for Autism »

Synopsis: Coming soon