New findings in the genetics behind autism will be the focus of the next Brain & Behavior Research Foundation monthly webinar on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST. Joseph Buxbaum, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Director of Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will discuss his research which uses genetics, gene expression, and protein pathway analysis to identify molecules that contribute to disease. These molecules are studied in cell biological assays and in animal models to understand their function and how they act in disease progression. The findings are ultimately being used to define novel targets for possible therapeutic interventions.
The free webinar is open to the public, who can register online at bbrfoundation.org/webinars. During the last 15 minutes of the webinar, Dr. Buxbaum will answer questions posed by participants.
This webinar is part of a monthly series in which Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, hosts presentations by leading mental health researchers who discuss and answer questions about the latest in new technologies, early intervention strategies and next-generation therapies for brain and behavior disorders and mental illness. Each webinar is live tweeted with the hashtag #brainchat. After the live event, recordings of the webinars are available on the Foundation’s website at: bbrfoundation.org/webinar.
For more information: call 800-829-8289, or visit bbrfoundation.org.