Research Webinars

 

Dup15q syndrome is a research interest of many investigators.  Below are links to webinars that include researcher related to dup15q syndrome.  Please email info@dup15q.org if there is a webinar that we should add to this page.

Autism BrainNet Webinar Series

December 13, 2016

What We Know about Autism because of Brain Tissue Research 

On December 13, 2016, Dr. Matthew Anderson from Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center presented a 45 minute webinar on recent findings in autism thanks to studying the brains of people with autism.  It covers genetics, neuropathology and immunology.  It’s a great chance to hear a quick recap of findings from an Autism BrainNet node director.  Please click here to watch the 45 minute presentation and questions from the audience.

Autism BrainNet Webinar Series

October 14, 2016

Epilepsy and Autism Seen Through the Brain

On October 14th, Autism BrainNet hosted a webinar about research on the cellular changes associated with epilepsy in individuals with autism. Dr. Shefali Jeste of UCLA presented on the clinical features of individuals with a combination of epilepsy and autism, and Dr. David Menassa at Oxford University discussed alterations in glia cells in people with both epilepsy and autism. Glia, once thought to only be the support cells of the nervous system, are now known to work cooperatively with neurons that transmit information in the brain. A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.