Towards Precision Medicine for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Friday, March 2, 2018

Dr. Kevin Pelphrey, Director of the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, The George Washington University

“Towards Precision Medicine for Autism Spectrum Disorders”

Dr. Pelphrey is an internationally renowned neuroscientist and the parent of a young woman with autism. He utilizes brain science to develop biologically-based tools for detection, stratification and individually tailored treatments. He leads the NIH Autism Center for Excellence—Multimodal Developmental Neurogenetics of Autism network that spans seven national sites.

Research Focus: Dr. Pelphrey's research involves conducting imaging studies to learn more about development of the brain, specifically the “social brain” that governs facial recognition, eye gaze and other functions. As the parent of a daughter with autism, he is also interested in expanding the body of research on autism in girls.

RAIND Distinguished Speaker Kevin Pelphrey 03-02-2018