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SPARKing Partnerships in Autism Research

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"SPARKing Partnerships in Autism Research" with Dr. Wendy Chung.

Dr. Chung is the director of clinical research at the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, which does both basic and applied science to serve people affected by autism spectrum disorders. She's the principal investigator of the foundation's Simons Variation in Individuals Project, which characterizes behavior and brain structure and function in participants with genetic copy number variants such as those at 16p11.2, which are believed to play a role in autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Chung also directs the clinical genetics program at Columbia University. In assessing and treating kids with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities, she uses advanced genomic diagnostics to explore the genetic basis of neurological conditions.

Title: "SPARKing Partnerships in Autism Research"

Location:
UCLA Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium
635 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Date: May 3, 2018

Time: 7pm - 8pm

For more information and to RSVP, contact: (310) 825-9041 or info@autism.ucla.edu.