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FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 27

Upcoming events:

July 6: Student Intern Presentation

Presenter: Valeria Cruz Tamayo

Zoom meeting information:

Password: 028623

Or dial in from your telephone:

Internally: x28882

Externally: 646-558-8656 (Primary)

408-638-0968 (If you are unable to dial into the primary number)

Or iPhone one-tap:

+16465588656,,91409120118# or +14086380968,,91409120118#

Meeting ID: 914 0912 0118

July 16-17, 2022 | Location: Proctor Academy in Andover, NH

Flux 2022 | September 7-9, 2022 | La Sorbonne Paris, France

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Society for Neuroscience: November 12-16, 2022; San Diego, CA

online abstract submission opens on June 21

More information on abstract deadlines here: Society for Neuroscience - Dates and Deadlines (

51ST CNS ANNUAL MEETING: The 51st CNS Annual Meeting will be held at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio October 12-15, 2022.

September 4–8: ICCN 2022 Geneva, Switzerland



NIRS Team Update

Dr. Ajay Rajaram has been awarded the Thrasher Research Fund’s Early Career Award. His proposal seeks to evaluate optical brain monitoring and volumetric imaging as early indicators of surgical efficacy for infants with hydrocephalus in Boston and Uganda. Ajay’s mentors are Drs. Ivy Lin and Ellen Grant. He will be collaborating with the CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda.



Premature Infants Have Normal Maturation of the T Cell Receptor Repertoire at Term.

Morton SU, Schnur M, Kerper R, Young V, O'Connell AE. Front Immunol. PMID: 35707545.

Increased Breastfeeding Proportion Is Associated with Improved Gross Motor Skills at 3-5 Years of Age: A Pilot Study.

D'Souza EE, Vyas R, Sisitsky M, Feldman HA, Gagoski B, Litt J, Larsen RJ, Kuchan MJ, Lasekan JB, Sutton BP, Grant PE, Ou Y, Morton SU.Nutrients. PMID: 35684014.

An ancient founder mutation located between ROBO1 and ROBO2 is responsible for increased microtia risk in Amerindigenous populations.

Quiat D, Kim SW, Zhang Q, Morton SU, Pereira AC, DePalma SR, Willcox JAL, McDonough B, DeLaughter DM, Gorham JM, Curran JJ, Tumblin M, Nicolau Y, Artunduaga MA, Quintanilla-Dieck L, Osorno G, Serrano L, Hamdan U, Eavey RD, Seidman CE, Seidman JG. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. PMID: 35584116.

Neither cardiac mitochondrial DNA variation nor copy number contribute to congenital heart disease risk.

Willcox JAL, Geiger JT, Morton SU, McKean D, Quiat D, Gorham JM, Tai AC, DePalma S, Bernstein D, Brueckner M, Chung WK, Giardini A, Goldmuntz E, Kaltman JR, Kim R, Newburger JW, Shen Y, Srivastava D, Tristani-Firouzi M, Gelb B, Porter GA Jr, Seidman JG, Seidman CE. Am J Hum Genet. PMID: 35397206.

Age-related topographic map of magnetic resonance diffusion metrics in neonatal brains.

Bobba PS, Weber CF, Mak A, Mozayan A, Malhotra A, Sheth KN, Taylor SN, Vossough A, Grant PE, Scheinost D, Constable RT, Ment LR, Payabvash S. Hum Brain Mapp. PMID: 35599634.

Deep learning of birth-related infant clavicle fractures: a potential virtual consultant for fracture dating.

Tsai A, Grant PE, Warfield SK, Ou Y, Kleinman PK. Pediatr Radiol. PMID: 35578043.


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