Join us for one of the upcoming
Fall 2023 CAN Research Events [pdf]. This semester's events include the CAN Trainee CV Panel and Workshop, visiting scientist
Dr. Susan White, community engagement events, and more!
CV Panel & Workshop, CAN Trainee Committee | September 15, 1:30-3pm, USC Insitute
for Mind and Brain
Improve your academic resumé! Learn from three researchers, followed by a CV workshop
for real-time feedback! Coffee and cookies provided. All people interested in improving
their CV are welcome. See flier for details!
Research Scientist Seminar: Dr. Susan White | October 27, 1:30 - 2:30pm, Virtual
Dr. Susan White, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Doddridge Saxon Chair, Director,
and Center for Youth Development and Intervention, is hosting a virtual science talk
about her research on neurodevelopmental disorders and developmental psychopathology.
Tune in virtually! See fier for details.
CAN Research Center Science Meetings
Upcoming science meetings
Starting in September 2023, we will begin hosting 3 weekly science meetings each month
for CAN Research Center members (faculty, trainees, undergraduates, staff). The goal
of these meetings are share and update each other on research progress -- including
new findings, new or upcoming grant submissions, and a space to discuss research obstacles
and successes. We anticipate each virtual meeting to be ~30 minutes of presentation
and ~30 minutes for discussion.
All meetings are held virtually from
8-9am. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and attend! Science Meetings Fall 2023 Schedule:
Past internal science meetings
2023 April: Research Roundup
2023 March: SCAND Annual Meeting, hosted by CAN Research Center in Columbia
: Sips 'N Science meeting on "Quantifying Behavior" 2023 February
2023 January: Dr. Sarah Edmunds, Dr. Caitlin Hudac
2022 December: Dr. Jessica Klusek, Dr. Pabi Sahoo
2022 November: Dr. Rob Hock, Dr. Dan Foster
2022 October: Dr. Liz Will, Manasi Agrawal
2022 September: Planning meeting Visiting Scientist Seminar Series
The CAN Research Center invites eminent scholars in autism and neurodevelopmental
disorders to share their research with the USC community.
February 24, 2024
Jeremy Veenstra-Vanderweele, M.D.
Suzanne Crosby Murphy Professor of Developmental Neuropsychiatry at the Columbia
University Irving Medical Center
Director of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan
Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), and Columbia
University Past Seminars
April 4, 2023
Epistasis and the Genetics Architecture of Quantitative Traits: Lessons From Drosophila"
Trudy Mackay, Ph.D.
March 17, 2023
" Social-Communication Biomarkers: Quantification and Qualification for Clinical Trial
Sara Jane Webb, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington and Seattle Children's Research Institute
Associate Director and Director of Clinical Translational Core of UW's Eunice Kennedy
Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center
March 3, 2023
South Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorder Consortium annual retreat
Hosted by CAN Research Center. Invited speakers including:
Dr. Wendy Chung, Columbia University
Dr. Robert Anholt, Clemson University
Dr. Jory Fleming, University of South Carolina
April 7, 2022
"Increasing Access to Parent-Mediated Interventions for Autism in the Community: Project ImPACT as a Case Example"
Brooke Ingersoll, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of the MSU Autism Lab, Department of Psychology,
Michigan State University
February 9, 2022
"mRNA Transport, Local Translation & Neurological Disease"Gary J. Bassell, Ph.D.
December 8, 2021
"Measuring Anxiety in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder"Lawrence Scahill, Ph.D.
February 9, 2021
Neurobiologically-Grounded Signatures of Autism in InfantsKristina Denisova, Ph.D.
February 2, 2021
Effect of early-life immune activation on the ontogeny of learning: Importance for
understanding the etiology of neurodevelopmental disordersJaclyn M. Schwarz, Ph.D.
January 28, 2021
Hiding in Plain Sight? A Deeper Look at Females on the Autism SpectrumClare Harrop, Ph.D.
October 21, 2020
Progress in Biomarker Development in Autism James McPartland, Ph.D.
February 20, 2020
Understanding (and Supporting) Autistic Girls Through Multi-Method Quantitative Phenotyping Julia Parish-Morris, Ph.D.
February 11, 2020
Catch Me If You Can: Novel Mechanisms of Social Functioning and Intervention in Youth
with Autism Spectrum Disorders Matthew D. Lerner, Ph.D.
February 10, 2020
Unraveling Mechanisms of Social Deficits in Autism Spectrum DisordersDr. Katrina Choe
February 5, 2020
Dimensions and Taxons: Catalyzing a New Frontier in Autism Research Jed Elison, Ph.D.
February 2, 2020
Bridging the Gap from Genes to Behavior in Autism Spectrum DisordersDr. Benjamin Auerbach
January 28, 2020
Getting Answers from Babies About Autism Mayada Elsabbagh, Ph.D.
January 21, 2020
Astrocyte-Neuron Communication During Synapse Development for Health and DiseaseDr. Isabella Farhy-Tselnicke
January 16, 2020
Translating EEG Biomarkers in Autism and Fragile X Syndrome: From Mice to Microstates
to Minocycline Lauren Etheridge, Ph.D.
January 13, 2020
Local Protein Synthesis During Neural Development: implications for Health and DiseaseDr. Kristy Welshhans