Florida State University
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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.