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Rett syndrome expert Neul to speak at Kennedy Center on Friday

Dec. 13, 2016, 9:52 AM

Jeffrey Neul, M.D., Ph.D., division head of Child Neurology and vice chair for Developmental Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, will present a lecture on Friday, Dec. 16, at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC).

Jeffrey Neul, M.D., Ph.D.
Jeffrey Neul, M.D., Ph.D.

The lecture, “Rett syndrome: A prototypic neurodevelopmental disorder” will be held at noon in Room 241, One Magnolia Center at VKC.

Neul is an internationally recognized expert in genetic neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder that primarily affects girls and is characterized by loss of hand skills, loss of spoken language and development of repetitive hand movements. He conducts clinical research and clinical trials on Rett syndrome, genetic research to identify other genetic causes of neurodevelopmental disorders, and translational research using disease models to identify and test novel treatment modalities for these disorders.

Neul, a native of Chicago, earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his medical and doctorate degrees from the University of Chicago and completed his residency and fellowship in child neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.

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