Hopkins at IMFAR 2014
The International Meeting For Autism Research was held in Atlanta in May 2014.
Researchers and students from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health were well-represented at this premier autism research convention. Below, Shan Andrews (from left), Chris Ladd-Acosta, Alison Singer, Dani Fallin, Kelly Bakulski and Jason Feinberg were among the speakers and poster presenters at the Atlanta conference.
Above, Assistant Scientist Christine Ladd-Acosta, PhD, explains her poster about "DNA Methylation as a Biomarker for Prenatal Exposures Implicated in Autism Spectrum Disorders." Dr. Ladd-Acosta, who is with the Department of Epidemiology, and Dr. Dani Fallin, the Wendy Klag Center director, were part of a IMFAR panel on epigenetics. (Read an Autism Speaks article about the epigenetics panel.)
Below, Kelly Bakulski presents on "Cord Blood DNA Methylation and Autism Observational Scale for Infants (AOSI) Score at 12 Months in the Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI)," and Jason Feinberg presents "Paternal Age-Related Changes in DNA Methylation from an Autism-Enriched Cohort."
Below, doctoral student Alison Singer, MHS, presents her poster on "Parental Exposure to Occupational Asthmagens and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Study to Explore Early Development," and Shan Andrews explains his poster on "Blood-Brain DNA Methylation Concordance in Autism Spectrum Disorders."