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Join us for one of the upcoming Spring 2023 CAN Research Center events. This semester's events include science talks, the SCAND Research Symposium, a visiting scientist seminar series, and more!

Upcoming events

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February 8, 2023 3:00pm - Hickory Tavern, Woodhill

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!

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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.

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March 3, 2023 9:00am-4:30pm - Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

South Carolina Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Consortium (SCAND) Research Symposium

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.

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March 16-17

 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 UofSC community.

Past Seminars

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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 Infants
Kristina Denisova, Ph.D.

February 2, 2021

Effect of early-life immune activation on the ontogeny of learning: Importance for understanding the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders
Jaclyn M. Schwarz, Ph.D.

January 28, 2021

Hiding in Plain Sight? A Deeper Look at Females on the Autism Spectrum
Clare 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 Disorders
Dr. 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 Disorders
Dr. 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 Disease
Dr. 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 Disease
Dr. Kristy Welshhans


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