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SCSB Colloquium Series – Constance Smith-Hicks, M.D., Ph.D.
October 27, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Location: Zoom Webinar – Registration Required
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Speaker: Constance Smith-Hicks, M.D., Ph.D.
Affiliation: Director SYNGAP1 Center of Excellence, Director Rett Syndrome Program, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University.
Host: Dr. Mriganka Sur
Talk title: Genes and social behavior – what can we learn from monogenic disorders
Abstract: Social behavior develops at the intersection of genetics, environment, and culture. Divergent social behaviors have been reported in both polygenic and monogenic neurodevelopmental disorders, with genes influencing behavior by their effect on brain development and function during sensitive periods. Using recent data from our work in SYNGAP1, I’ll put forth a framework for understanding the interplay between sensory processing and social and maladaptive behaviors.