Neuroscience Chalk Talks

The IDDRC also sponsors monthly Neuroscience Chalk Talks - a forum at which junior investigators, including pre-doctoral and postdoctoral students, present ongoing research findings on a topic related to the intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Chalk Talks provide an opportunity for subsets of the Penn/CHOP IDD-community to coalesce in an informal atmosphere and to share ideas. These interchanges favor collaborative, multi-disciplinary research. Chalk Talks are held at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Abramson Research Center, 5th Floor Lounge at 4:00 p.m. Questions about the seminar series can be directed to Kristen Hearty at heartyk@email.chop.edu.

October 1, 2015

John O’Donnell, PhD Candidate
Mentor- Michael Robinson, PhD

Xilma Ortiz-Gonzalez, MD, PhD, Instructor in Neurology
Mentor- Douglas Wallace, PhD

October 22, 2015

Shyam Ramachandran, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor- Beverly Davidson, PhD

Tagan Griffin, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher
Mentor- John Wolfe, VMD, PhD

November 19, 2015

Gerard Zitnik, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor- Rita Valentino, PhD

Christopher Dengler, PhD Candidate
Mentor- Douglas Coulter, PhD

December 17, 2015

Kimberly Urban, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor- Rita Valentino, PhD

Jessica Panzer, MD, PhD, Instructor in Neurology
Mentor- David Lynch, MD, PhD

January 28, 2016

Donald Joseph, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor- Eric Marsh, MD, PhD

Joshua Jackson, PhD, Scientist
Mentor- Michael Robinson, PhD

February 25, 2016

Ashley de Marchena, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor- Robert Schultz, PhD

Mai Dang, MD, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor- Tom Curran, PhD

March 24, 2016

Sarah Ferri, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor- Ted Abel, PhD

Allison Zanno, MD, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellow
Mentors- Judy Grinspan, PhD & Rebecca Simmons, MD

April 21, 2016

Laura Grafe, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor- Seema Bhatnager, PhD

Alex Monteys, PhD, Scientist
Mentor- Beverly Davidson, PhD

May 26, 2016

Chia-Yen Wu, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor- Robert Kalb, PhD

Zila Martinez-Lozada, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor- Michael Robinson, PhD