First Thursday - Science Meeting : We will hear from scientists doing work in Down Syndrome -- come learn about recent
science and progress in this area!
(1) Dr. Liz Will: Investigating Co-occurring Autism and Early Development in Down Syndrome. Dr. Will will present some preliminary data from her NIH F32 study on co-occurring
autism in Down syndrome and discuss considerations related to early delays and developmental
profiles with implications for assessment.
(2) Manasi Agrawal: Reduced neuronal complexity in Down syndrome hiPSC-derived neurons. Manasi will present part of her dissertation work showing morphological changes observed
in Down syndrome human iPSC-derived neurons during development and discuss potential
pathways that may be contributing to this phenotype.
First Thursday - Happy Hour @ ~4:30 pm : Join us after Science Meeting for socializing at the Graduate Hotel!
October 20, 2022
3:30 - IMB conference room
Third Thursday - Work inProgress. The WIP is a place to bring your current questions and ideas. We already know several
individuals have questions about upcoming grant submissions. Depending on how many
people attend, we'll likely split into several groups . Hope to see you there!
November 3, 2022
3:30 - IMB conference room
First Thursday - Science Meeting: Topic on "Emotion Regulation in Autism" with Dr.
Sarah Edmunds and Dr. Katie Wolfe. More details to come soon!
Meetings & Social Gatherings
First Thursdays - Science Meeting
Science meeting starts at 3:30 pm at Institution for Mind and Brain, 1800 Gervais
Street, Conference Room 125. Each month we will have 1-2 speakers that will provide updates about their current
work. All are invited to attend!
First Thursdays - Social
Monthly happy hour starts ~ 4:30 pm. Join us on the patio outside of The Graduate, conveniently located on the main campus
(1619 Pendleton St). The bar serves drinks and food.
Third Thursdays - Work in Progress
For Fall 2022, we are trying something new: We will host a Work In Progress (WIP)
meeting from 3:30-4:30 pm at the Institution for Mind and Brain, 1800 Gervais Street, Conference
Room 125. This is designed as a "drop-in" casual meeting open to all CAN members where you
can seek input from fellow researchers. Bring your own questions about papers or
grants or projects and come prepare to help your colleagues resolve issues!
Visiting Scientist Seminar Series
USCAND invites eminent scholars in autism and neurodevelopmental disorders to share
their research with the UofSC community.
We'll be at Institute for Mind and Brain (1800 Gervais St.) from 1 to 4:30 pm.
Stop by at your leisure to check out the following:
-Flash Talks from CAN Pilot Award Recipients -Coffee & Networking Break -Student and Trainee Flash Talks -Science Cluster Conversation Hour to connect researchers with similar interests and
support collaborative efforts -Optional Happy Hour