Archive:Past Webinars

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Other Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders in Families with Autism

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This webinar was made possible in part by a generous grant from Local 25, Boston Teamsters.


Published: 09/12/2018

Emily Casanova Emily Casanova, Ph.D.

Dr. Casanova earned her doctorate in Anatomy Science & Neurobiology from the University of Louisville’s Medical School. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine at Greenville, working in close conjunction with the Greenville Health System’s (GHS) Departments of Psychology and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics. She has research background in neurobiology, developmental biology, and some genetics, dermatology, and neuropathology, with particular foci on neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and connective tissue disorders like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)/Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD). Her current research foci/topics of interest include: 1) functional classification of high-risk autism genes; 2) the characterization of genomic features common to autism risk genes and those genes’ roles in the evolution of animal morphology; and 3) etiological overlap between autism and EDS/HSD. In addition to her research interests in EDS/HSD, she is also a zebra herself and is passionate about patient advocacy. She blogs at Science Over a Cuppa.



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