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Rushton Symposium presents:

The fractured mind: Autism & schizophrenia

April 13 - 14, 2011

Features presentations by prominent neuroscientists on contemporary topics, and provides the graduate students with formal and informal interactions with these internationally recognized scholars. The Rushton Lecture series is named for neuroscientist W. A. H. Rushton (1901-1980), professor at the University of Cambridge before his "retirement" to Florida State University, who is renowned for his work in neuronal excitation and vision.

The Speakers:


Deanna Barch, Ph.D.

Washington University


Psychological and neural mechanisms of reward processing and motivation in schizophrenia


Jocelyne Bachevalier, Ph.D.

Emory University


What can non-human primate neonatal lesion models teach us about human developmental psychopathology?


Guoping Feng, Ph.D.

McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT


Synaptic and Circuitry Mechanisms of Compulsive/Repetitive Behaviors in OCD and Autism


Stephen Glatt, Ph.D.

SUNY Upstate Medical


Points of Convergence in the Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia- and Autism-Spectrum Disorders


Anthony Grace, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh


Dopamine System Dysregulation by the Hippocampus and the Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia


Atsushi Kamiya, M.D., Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins


Genetic risk factors for major mental disorders in prefrontal cortex development and function


Amy Wetherby, Ph.D.

Florida State University


Improving Early Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorders with an Eye toward Early Intervention


The Rushton Lecture Series is made possible by generous contributions from the Program in Neuroscience at FSU, SGA-COGS (NGSA), TMH, VWR & Charles River.