Topic, "Genetics of Autism"

Hi. This month we will have a fascinating discussion at our Cafe Sci at 7PM on Wednesday 5 January, at Taste, in College Park.

Autism is being increasingly diagnosed but the causes of its occurrence are often unclear. This talk will discuss known genetic causes of autism and the difficulties in finding specific etiologies for autism in many affected individuals.

Dr Wheeler has both a MD (from Indiana University School of Medicine) and an MS (in medical and molecular genetics also from IU School of Medicine). She did residencies in both Pediatrics and Clinical Genetics and is board certified in both specialties. She is division chief of Genetics and Metabolism at Nemours Children's Clinic here in Orlando. She last spoke at Cafe Scientifique in April 2009 about genetics and the moral questions it raises.


717 W. Smith Street
Orlando, United States

Taste is near the corner of Princeton Street (really Smith Street after the fork) and Edgewater Drive, so about 2 minutes from I-4 to parking. One can park on the street or in the parking lot behind Taste.

From I-4, drive a few blocks to Edgewater Drive. At the intersection, you should see a orange building ahead of you, labeled "Taste". Park on the street or behind Taste.