Alumni to discuss autism

Jessica Lord ’98, a graduate student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Connecticut, will lecture on the biological correlates of autism at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in Room 113 of Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave. The talk is free and open to the public.

Lord’s studies at Bates fostered an interest in neuropsychology and behavioral endocrinology. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on the neuropsychology of the genetic disorder Turner Syndrome. Since then, she has worked with many children with developmental disorders and various cognitive challenges. She is currently researching the neuropsychological and biological aspects of autism.

This lecture has been made possible by the William Sawyer Memorial Fund. Dr. Carl E. Andrews, Bates class of 1940, established the William Sawyer Memorial Biology Lecture Fund to honor William H. Sawyer Jr., Bates class of 1913, who taught biology at Bates from 1916 to 1962.

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