SWINY Event: Autism Speaks, May 17

Andy Shih , PhD, Chief Science Officer, for Autism Speaks will talk about the latest research on autism on Thursday, May 17th from 6 PM – 8 PM.

The event will be held at Autism Speaks’ headquarters at 2 Park Avenue (11th floor) which is at 32nd Street and Park Avenue (nearest subway stop is the 6 train at 33rd Street.and Park Avenue.)

The event is free, but due to the room size it is limited to 25 people.

If you would like to attend please e-mail David Levine at LOB101@aol.com

Pre-registration is required and you will have to show your government ID to get into the building.

Information on Dr. Shih

Andy Shih, Ph.D., works closely with members of Autism Speaks’ Board, Scientific Affairs Committee, senior staff and volunteer leadership to develop and implement the organization’s research program. He also oversees the administration of the organization’s grant-making process for research. Andy joined the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) in 2002.

Prior to joining NAAR, Andy had served as an industry consultant and was a member of the faculty at Yeshiva University and New York University Medical Center. He earned his Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from New York University Medical Center.

Andy’s research background includes published studies in gene identification and characterization, virus-cell interaction, and cell-cycle regulation. He was instrumental in the cloning of a family of small GTPases involved in cell-cycle control and nuclear transport, and holds three patents on nucleic acids-based diagnostics and therapeutics. Andy is a resident of Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

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