Distinguished Lecturer Series

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Series is now in its 17th season of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disorders. These monthly presentations (October 2019 - May 2020) 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.

2019-2020 Distinguished Lecturer Series

November 13, 2019

Frederik Shic, Ph.D.

Everyday Technologies in the Lives of Children with Autism

Presenter: Frederik Shic, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University Of Washington »

Synopsis: Shic BioAbstract »

December 11, 2019

Bert DeVries, M.D., Ph.D.

Genes for the Mind: What we can learn from Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Presenter: Bert DeVries, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: Radbaud University Medical Center »

Synopsis: DeVries BioAbstract »

January 8, 2020

Janet Grillo

Identity and Representation: Whose Story is it?

Presenter: Janet Grillo

Affiliation: New York University, Emmy Award-Winning Producer »

Synopsis: Grillo BioAbstract »

February 12, 2020

Diana Robins, Ph.D.

Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Primary Pediatric Care

Presenter: Diana Robins, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Drexel Autism Center »


March 11, 2020

Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D.

Women on the Autism Spectrum: Unique and Common Vulnerabilities

Presenter: Julie Lounds Taylor, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University »


April 8, 2020

Chris Walsh

One Brain, Many Genomes: Genomic Diversity in the Human Brain from Birth to Old Age

Presenter: Chris Walsh, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: Harvard Medical School »


May 13, 2020

Mirella Dapretto, Ph.D.

Biomarkers and Heterogeneity of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presenter: Mirella Dapretto, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles »