UC Irvine Advisory: Autism
UC Irvine medical geneticist John Jay Gargus discusses autism research at UCI and the potential for new diagnostics and therapies.
Gargus earned a medical degree at Yale University and completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in medical genetics at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His research focuses on neurological disorders that include autism and migraines. The National Institutes of Health, Autism Speaks and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation have supported his autism work, and Gargus has received awards from the American Heart Association and the National Headache Foundation.
UCI’s Dick & Mary Allen Lecture Series, which debuted in 2005 at the Newkirk Center for Science & Society, addresses such health topics as autism, diabetes, nutrition, the treatment of disadvantaged and underserved populations, stem cell therapies, Alzheimer’s disease and other cutting-edge research.
Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering, 100 Academy Way (bldg. 80, grid C4 on campus map.)