Research in Down Syndrome
Please join Dr. Stephanie Sherman, Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University, for an informal conversation about recent developments in Down syndrome research including clinical trials, DS-Connect, and studies at Emory.
Wine and snacks will be provided.
Stephanie L. Sherman obtained her Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1981 and is currently a Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Her training is in the area of genetic epidemiology and she has been involved in coordination of multi-site projects to unravel the genetic architecture of complex traits and to understand potential gene-environment interactions.
Currently, she is involved in research to understand the causes and consequences of trisomy 21, or Down syndrome. She is the co-Director of the Down Syndrome Center at Emory University, a center that combines clinical care, clinical trials and research, and education related to Down syndrome.
Current research projects include: 1) identifying risk factors associated with chromosome 21 nondisjunction and 2) identifying genes and environmental factors that explain the large variation in severity of Down syndrome-associated conditions, including cognition and behavior.
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