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Your Environment. Your Health.

Next Generation in Autism Research

Virtual Event

Presentation Event

Science Lecture – Sugar: A Gut Choice

Diego V. Bohórquez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology and Neurobiology, Duke University.

Host: Cindy Lawler, Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Virtual Event


Brought to you by the Division of Extramural Research and Training Autism Program.

Host: Cindy Lawler, Ph.D.

Monday, April 12, 2021
Virtual Event


  1. Jennifer Ames, Ph.D., Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.
    Interactions of Environmental Chemical Mixtures, Genetics, and Immune Pathways in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  2. Jessica Jimenez, Ph.D. Candidate, Curriculum in Toxicology and Environmental Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    Investigating the Influence of CHD8 Haploinsufficiency on Pyrethroid-Induced Developmental Neurotoxicity.
  3. Caroline Smith, Ph.D., Duke Psychology and Neuroscience.
    Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution and Maternal Stress: Effects on Social Behavior, Neuro-Immune Interactions, and the Gut Microbiome.
  4. Sagi Gillera, Ph.D. Candidate, NC State University Toxicology Program.
    Exposure to Chemical Flame Retardant Alters Social Behavior and Neurodevelopment in Prairie Voles.
  5. Yijie Geng, Ph.D., University of Utah, College of Pharmacy.
    Studying the Environmental Etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using High-Throughput Behavioral Screening in Zebrafish.
  6. Katie Eyring, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine.
    A High-Throughput Molecular Screen for Environmental Epigenetic Modifiers in Brain Development and ASD.
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