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Events

Join us for one of the CAN Research Center monthly events: (1) First Thursday Science Meeting; (2) First Thursday Social hours ; and (3) Third Thursday - Work in Progress (WIP) meetings. 

We also host community events, CAN retreats, and a visiting scientist seminar series. 

Upcoming events

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November 3, 2022 3:30 - IMB conference room

First Thursday - Science Meeting:

(1) Dr. Robert Hock  will will discuss his randomized controlled trial of Autism Parent Navigators, a prevention program for co-caregivers that targets parent mental health, parenting quality, AD service engagement, child challenging behaviors, and child adaptive functioning.

(2) Dr. Daniel Foster - Dan Foster will discuss his study of brain circuits and behaviors in mice with the goal of informing drug discovery efforts in autism spectrum disorder.

Happy hour to follow ~4:30 pm at the Graduate Hotel

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November 8, 2022 3:30 - IMB front conference room 101

Research Speed Dating - organized by the CAN Research Trainee Committee: Rotate through casual conversations with CAN faculty, trainees (staff, graduate, and undergraduate students), and anyone interested in autism and neurodevelopment research!  Light refreshments and drinks provided. All participants should RSVP here so that we can plan accordingly. 

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November 17, 2022 3:30 - IMB conference room

Third Thursday - Work inProgress. The WIP is a place to bring your current questions and ideas. We already know several individuals have questions about upcoming grant submissions. Depending on how many people attend, we'll likely split into several groups . Hope to see you there!  

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December 1, 2022 3:30 - IMB conference room

First Thursday - Science Meeting: 

(1) Dr. Jessica Klusek - Semantic interference problems (dementia marker) in women fragile X carriers

(2) Dr. Pabi Sahoo - details coming soon! 

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October 20, 2022 3:30 - IMB conference room

Third Thursday - Work in Progress. The WIP is a place to bring your current questions and ideas. We already know several individuals have questions about upcoming grant submissions. Depending on how many people attend, we'll likely split into several groups . Hope to see you there!  

Past CAN Science Meetings

  • 2022 October: Dr. Liz Will,  Manasi Agrawal
  • 2022 September: Planning meeting

Visiting Scientist Seminar Series

USCAND invites eminent scholars in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders to share their research with the UofSC community.

Past Seminars

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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 Infants
Kristina Denisova, Ph.D.

February 2, 2021

Effect of early-life immune activation on the ontogeny of learning: Importance for understanding the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders
Jaclyn M. Schwarz, Ph.D.

January 28, 2021

Hiding in Plain Sight? A Deeper Look at Females on the Autism Spectrum
Clare 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 Disorders
Dr. 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 Disorders
Dr. 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 Disease
Dr. 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 Disease
Dr. Kristy Welshhans


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