Videos & Media

 Simons Center Colloquium Series


  Transcriptional and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Depression

Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience; Director, Friedman Brain Institute; Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 05/16/2018

 Our Dynamic Microbiomes and the Brain

Rob Knight, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Computer Science, Director for the Center for Microbiome Innovation, University of California, San Diego, 09/13/2017

Genetic influences on ASD across the frequency spectrum

Ben Neale, Ph.D., Assistant in Genetics, Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Associate Member, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Disease, Broad Institute, 11/18/2015

Towards a Transformative, Translational Developmental Neuroscience of Autisms

Kevin Pelphrey, Ph.D., Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Psychology, Yale University, 11/4/2015

Altered Astrocyte Function in a Murine Model of Rett Syndrome

Michelle Olsen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, 4/15/2015

Diverse Brains

Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Ph.D., Vilas Professor and Sir Frederic Bartlett Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3/04/2015

Synaptic alterations in murine models of Rett syndrome

Tommaso Pizzorusso, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurophysiology, University of Florence and CNR Institute of Neuroscience, 2/18/2015

understandingbrainfunction Understanding Brain Function: Insights from Genetic and Epigenetic Analysis of CNS Cell Types

Nathaniel Heintz, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, James and Marilyn Simons Professor, Head-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, The Rockefeller University, 2/04/2015

 McPartland_thumb The Clinical Neuroscience of Social Brain Development in ASD

James McPartland, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, Director, Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic, Yale Child Study Center 1/15/2015

genomicsofneurodevelopmental Genomics of Neurodevelopmental Diseases

Guy Rouleau, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, OQ, Director, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, 12/3/2014

developingtargetedinter Developing targeted interventions for autism spectrum disorders

Susan Faja, Ph.D., Visiting Scientist, Boston Children’s Hospital, 11/5/2014

reliabilityofsensory Reliability of Sensory-Evoked Activity in Autism

David Heeger, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, New York University, 10/22/2014

 stormingtheivory Storming the Ivory Tower: Why autism interventions don’t work as they should in the community and what to do about it

David Mandell, Sc.D., Director, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research; Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 9/10/2014

 probiotictherapy A probiotic therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Sarkis Mazmanian, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Biological Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 6/4/2014

 cognitiveneuro A Cognitive Neuroscience approach to the early identification of autism

Charles Nelson, M.D., Research Director, Division of Developmental Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, 3/19/2014

 mappingthesub Mapping the substructures of common affinities for ASD population to create tools for intellectual and emotional growth

Ron Suskind, Senior Fellow, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, 3/12/2014

 restingstateelectro Resting state and event related electroencephalography as biomarkers of learning and cognitive ability in young children with ASD: Can we parse the heterogeneity?

Shafali Spurling Jeste, M.D. Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Neurology Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior Director, Electrophysiology Core UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment, UCLA, December 23, 2013

Simons Center Lunch Series

Using simultaneous EEG-fMRI to characterize human face processing in space and time

Elizabeth Norton, Ph.D., 6/12/2015

Kjelgaard_thumb  Autism as a disorder of prediction: Empirical support for a new hypothesis
Margaret Kjelgaard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, 5/1/2015
fiberbased Fiber-based probes for long term interrogation of neural circuits

Ulrich Froriep, Ph.D., 1/23/2015

Sung-Yon Kim Functional circuit mapping of the anxious state: from optogenetics to CLARITY and eTANGO
Sung-Yon Kim, Ph.D., 9/19/2014
socialnetwork Social network software to assist people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Henry Lieberman, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, MIT Media Laboratory


Special Events


Special Seminars

video-icon-30px Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., March 16, 2015

pic-icon-30px Inaugural Event, April 11, 2012


Poster Sessions

pic-icon-30px 2014 Summer UROP Poster Session, August 8, 2014

pic-icon-30px 2013 SCSB Poster Session and Luncheon, November 22, 2013

pic-icon-30px 2013 Summer UROP Poster Session, August 9, 2013

pic-icon-30px 2012 SCSB Poster Session and Luncheon, October 26, 2012

pic-icon-30px 2012 Summer UROP Poster Session and Luncheon, August 3, 2012



Simons Center Workshops


 2014opening The Social Brain: New Opportunities for Discovery and Technological Development

Workshop opening remarks, overview of the Simons Center

 2014pres2 Simons Center Annual Workshop 2014: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Across The Spectrum

Sarah Spence, M.D., 9/5/2014

 2014phenotype Phenotype First?

Isaac S. Kohane, M.D., Ph.D., 9/5/2014

 2014multimodal Using Multimodal Human Neuroimaging to Understand The Social Brain

Elizabeth Norton, Ph.D., 9/5/2014

 2014discussion The Social Brain: New Opportunities for Discovery and Technological Development

Workshop open discussion, 9/5/2014




evelina The neural architecture of language and executive functions in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Evelina Fedorenko, Ph.D., 9/4/2013

toolsfor Tools for scalable 3-D brain activity mapping in autism models

Jorg Scholvin, PhD, Simons Postdoctoral Fellow, Synthetic Neurobiology Group, MIT, 9/4/2013

autismvision Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Vision of Where We can Go Together

Leonard Rappaport, M.D., M.S. – Chief, Division of Developmental Medicine Boston Children’s Hospital, Mary Deming Scott Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, 9/4/2013

productsofhealthcare How Do We Study ALL Autisms Using the By-Products of Healthcare Delivery?

Isaac Kohane, M.D., Ph.D., 9/4/2013

paneldiscussion Panel Discussion: Technologies for Understanding the Brain

Alan Jasanoff, Ph.D. – Department of Biological Engineering, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, & Center for Neurobiological Engineering, MIT Guoping Feng, Ph.D. – Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences & McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT Edward Boyden, Ph.D. – Synthetic Neurobiology Group, Media Lab, Center for Neurobiological Engineering, Departments of Biological Engineering & Brain and Cognitive Science, MIT, 9/4/2013



simonsinaugural Simons Center Inaugural Workshop

Multiple speakers, February 24, 2012