Saturday, February 24, 2018
Speaker: Dorothy L. Parker
UCSD Dept. of Cognitive Science
Autism: Why, How and What can be done?
After graduating with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of California Berkeley, Dorothy L. Parker spent 26 years teaching and doing biological research as a Professor of Biology and Microbiology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she taught virology and molecular genetics. After retirement she and her husband David moved to San Diego, where she participates in collaborative microbiological and neuroscientific research at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). She will discuss an ongoing project that is attempting to integrate recent genetic findings related to autism spectrum disorder with other aspects of this condition, including the severity of the autistic symptoms and the occurrence of comorbidities such as epilepsy or neurodegeneration. The talk will provide a general description of autism and a summary of pertinent recent research. If time permits, she can also describe details of her current project and discuss the joys, perils and pitfalls of this type of research.
Home of Judy Rosselli
5521 Dalen Ave 92122
Please RSVP to Sally Guza