Join us for one of the upcoming
Spring 2023 CAN Research Center events [pdf]. This semester's events include science talks, the SCAND Research Symposium, a visiting
scientist seminar series, and more!
February 8, 2023 3:00pm - Hickory Tavern, Woodhill [pdf]
Sips & Science: Quantifying Behavior
In an "open mic" framework, we invite researchers to share their thoughts on how their
team quantifies behaviors (animal or human) in unique ways. Talks start at 3:00pm,
social to follow!
March 1, 2023 9:00am - SC State House
Disability Advocacy Day
Hosted by the South Carolina Partnership of Disability Organization (SCPDO), Disability
Advocacy Day aims to educate our governor and legislators about the lives, challenges,
and needs of individuals with disabilities and their families.
Join us at the North Grounds of the SC State House to participate in a walk, rally,
listen to speeches from community partners and self-advocates, and more.
March 3, 2023 9:00am-4:30pm - Riverbanks Zoo & Garden [pdf]
South Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Consortium (SCAND) Research
Join CAN for this all-day event with scientists researching autism and neurodevelopment
across South Carolina. This event features scientific talks from SC scientists, keynote
speaker Dr. Wendy Chung, poster presentations, and more.
March 16-17, 2023
External Speaker Series: Dr. Sara Jane Webb
Joining us from Seattle Children's & University of Washington, Dr. Sara Jane Webb
will be giving a talk at the IMB conference on Social and Emotional Brain (3/17).
She will be available for CAN small group meetings and activities on 3/16.
Past CAN Science Meetings
Visiting Scientist Seminar Series
USCAND invites eminent scholars in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders to share
their research with the USC community.
April 7, 2022
"Increasing Access to Parent-Mediated Interventions for Autism in the Community: Project ImPACT as a Case Example"
Brooke Ingersoll, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of the MSU Autism Lab, Department of Psychology,
Michigan State University
February 9, 2022
"mRNA Transport, Local Translation & Neurological Disease"Gary J. Bassell, Ph.D.
December 8, 2021
"Measuring Anxiety in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder"Lawrence Scahill, Ph.D.
February 9, 2021
Neurobiologically-Grounded Signatures of Autism in InfantsKristina Denisova, Ph.D.
February 2, 2021
Effect of early-life immune activation on the ontogeny of learning: Importance for
understanding the etiology of neurodevelopmental disordersJaclyn M. Schwarz, Ph.D.
January 28, 2021
Hiding in Plain Sight? A Deeper Look at Females on the Autism SpectrumClare Harrop, Ph.D.
October 21, 2020
Progress in Biomarker Development in Autism James McPartland, Ph.D.
February 20, 2020
Understanding (and Supporting) Autistic Girls Through Multi-Method Quantitative Phenotyping Julia Parish-Morris, Ph.D.
February 11, 2020
Catch Me If You Can: Novel Mechanisms of Social Functioning and Intervention in Youth
with Autism Spectrum Disorders Matthew D. Lerner, Ph.D.
February 10, 2020
Unraveling Mechanisms of Social Deficits in Autism Spectrum DisordersDr. Katrina Choe
February 5, 2020
Dimensions and Taxons: Catalyzing a New Frontier in Autism Research Jed Elison, Ph.D.
February 2, 2020
Bridging the Gap from Genes to Behavior in Autism Spectrum DisordersDr. Benjamin Auerbach
January 28, 2020
Getting Answers from Babies About Autism Mayada Elsabbagh, Ph.D.
January 21, 2020
Astrocyte-Neuron Communication During Synapse Development for Health and DiseaseDr. Isabella Farhy-Tselnicke
January 16, 2020
Translating EEG Biomarkers in Autism and Fragile X Syndrome: From Mice to Microstates
to Minocycline Lauren Etheridge, Ph.D.
January 13, 2020
Local Protein Synthesis During Neural Development: implications for Health and DiseaseDr. Kristy Welshhans