Neuroscience Chalk Talks

The IDDRC also sponsors monthly Neuroscience Chalk Talks - a forum at which junior investigators, including pre-doctoral and postdoctoral students, present ongoing research findings on a topic related to the developmental disabilities. The Chalk Talks provide an opportunity for subsets of the Penn/CHOP DD-community to coalesce in an informal atmosphere and to share ideas. These interchanges favor collaborative, multi-disciplinary research. Chalk Talks are held at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Abramson Research Center, 5th Floor Lounge at 4:00 p.m. Contact Kristen Hearty at or 215-590-3728 with questions.

September 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

March 26, 2015

Chris Dengler
Graduate Student
(Mentor-Doug Coulter, PhD)

Hubert Monnerie
Research Associate
(Mentor-Judith Grinspan, PhD)

Joshua Jackson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
(Mentor-Michael Robinson, PhD)

Elisia Clark
Graduate Student
(Mentor- David Lynch, MD, PhD)

Laura Grafe, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
(Mentor-Seema Bhatnager, PhD)

Ethan Goldberg, MD, PhD
Instructor, Pediatrics

October 23, 2014

January 22, 2015

April 23, 2015

Stephanie Rogers
Graduate Student
(Mentor-Eric March, MD, PhD)

Carlos Gay-Antaki
PhD Student
(Mentor-John Wolfe, VMD, PhD

Ashley de Marchena, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
(Mentor-Bob Schultz, PhD)

Hong Lin, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
(Mentor- David Lynch, MD, PhD

Mai Dang, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
(Mentor-Tom Curran, PhD)

Donald Joseph, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
(Mentor-Eric Marsh, MD, PhD)

November 20, 2014

February 26, 2015

May 28, 2015

Heather Rossi, PhD
Research Associate
(Mentor- Ana Recober, MD)

Brian Johnson, PhD
Research Associate
(Mentor- Akiva Cohen, PhD)

Sarah Ferri, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
(Mentor-Ted Abel, PhD)

John O’Donnell
Graduate Student
(Mentor-Mike Robinson, PhD)

Chia-Yen Wu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
(Mentor-Robert Kalb, MD)

David Tischfield
Graduate Student
(Mentor- Stewart Anderson, MD)