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Jessica J. Walsh, Ph.D.

August 4, 2022

Dr. Jessica Walsh is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in the UNC School of Medicine. Her lab focuses on gaining an improved understanding of the biological basis of behavior using a multi-level approach to elucidate the molecular and circuit mechanisms … Continued

Brian Boyd, Ph.D.

August 4, 2022

Dr. Brian Boyd is a William C. Friday Distinguished Professor in Education in the UNC School of Education. He was previously the Director of the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project at the University of Kansas. Dr. Boyd is quite engaged in … Continued

Brianne Tomaszewski, Ph.D.

August 2, 2022

Dr. Brianne Tomaszewski is an applied developmental scientist who specializes in examining and promoting functional outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado … Continued

Brenna Maddox, Ph.D.

August 2, 2022

Dr. Brenna Maddox is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UNC School of Medicine. As the Implementation Scientist at UNC TEACCH Autism Program, her work focuses on improving community services for people on the autism spectrum … Continued

Jessica Girault, Ph.D.

August 2, 2022

Dr. Jessica Girault is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry with an appointment at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. Her research utilizes state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques and laboratory-based behavior assessments to study the dynamic interplay between brain and … Continued

Chi-Chi Zhu, M.B.A.

March 8, 2022

Chi-Chi Zhu is Director, Strategic Alliances for Novartis, responsible for creating technology-based and drug discovery collaborations. Previously, Ms. Zhu was Vice President for Business Development for Surface Logix, Inc., a biotech company developing innovative biological microsystems to advance drug discovery … Continued

Stacie Weninger, Ph.D.

March 8, 2022

Stacie Weninger is the Executive Director of the F-Prime Biomedical Research Initiative. Prior to this position, she was the Senior Director of Science Programs for the Fidelity Foundations. In 2005, Dr.Weninger served as the Project Manager and Senior Analyst for … Continued

John Spiro, Ph.D.

March 8, 2022

John E. Spiro, PhD, is Deputy Scientific Director of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI). The Simons Foundation is a private non-profit foundation dedicated to advancing the frontiers of research in the basic sciences and mathematics. The mission of … Continued

Alison Singer, M.B.A.

March 8, 2022

Alison Singer is Co-Founder and President of the Autism Science Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding autism research and supporting the needs of people with autism. As the mother of a child with autism and legal guardian of her … Continued

James M. Perrin, MD, FAAP

March 8, 2022

James M. Perrin, MD, is professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and former director of the Division of General Pediatrics at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children and associate chair of pediatrics for research at MGH.  He holds the John … Continued