FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Denise D. Resnik
LEAD AUTISM INVESTIGATOR TO PRESENT LINKS
BETWEEN GENES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Psychiatrist Antonio M. Persico of University “Campus Bio-Medico” in Rome, Italy
to visit the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, Present Free Lecture
Antonio M. Persico, associate professor in physiology at the University “Campus Bio-Medico” in Rome, Italy, will discuss the latest research on the genetics of autism genetics at the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. During the presentation, which is open to the public, Persico will provide an overview of the links between autism and the immune system and conclude with a question-and-answer session.
Persico, lead researcher at the Lab of Molecular Psychiatry and Neurogenetics, discovered the role of the Reelin gene in autistic behavior. Persico also conducts crucial investigations in gene-environment interactions and their links to autism disorder.
WHAT: Antonio M. Persico, M.D., lead autism researcher from the University “Campus Bio-Medico” in Rome, Italy, to present “Recent Advancements in Autism Research: When Genetics Meets the Immune System” about his discoveries of gene-environmental links to autism
WHERE: Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
Don & Sybil Harrington Campus for Exceptional Children
300 N. 18th Street, Phoenix
WHEN: 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1
CONTACT: To attend, RSVP to Jeannette Reece at (602) 340-8717 or [email protected]
The Distinguished Lecture Series was made possible by a grant from the BHHS Legacy Foundation. To learn more about the Legacy Foundation, please visit bhhslegacy.org
For more information about SARRC, call (602) 340-8717 or visit www.autismcenter.org