Autism Research Institute Presents Research Updates: Immunological Issues in ASD - Gestational Influences, with Dr. Judy Van de Water
Autism Research Institute is presenting a Webinar tomorrow, 4/12 titled: Immunological Issues in ASD - Gestational Influences. Register here. From ARI:
Join Judy Van de Water, PhD to learn about gestational influences on neurodevelopment.
Dr. Van de Water joined the faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis in 1999. In 2000, she also joined the faculty of the newly formed UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute when she began her research on the immunobiology of autism. Dr. Van de Water’s laboratory pursues research programs pertaining to autoimmune and clinical immune-based disorders including the biological aspects of autism spectrum disorders. The application of Dr. Van de Water’s immunopathology background has been instrumental in the dissection of the immune anomalies noted in some individuals with autism, and in the differentiation of various autism behavioral phenotypes at a biological level. Most notable of these is the investigation of the maternal immune system as it relates to autism spectrum disorders, with particular emphasis on the presence of highly specific maternal autoantibodies to fetal brain proteins.