September  15 - 17,  2016

Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, USA

Jeffrey Neul M.D., Ph.D. is the Division Chief of Child Neurology, Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his medical degree and Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from the University of Chicago, Dr. Neul completed a residency in pediatric neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. During clinical training, he nurtured a long-standing interest in neurodevelopmental disorders and became interested in Rett syndrome (RTT), ultimately doing a post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Huda Zoghbi at Baylor.  Currently he is deeply involved in both clinical as well as basic science research understanding the nature of RTT and developing therapeutic strategies to treat this disorder.  Dr. Neul currently holds research funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, and was the principal investigator on the first of its kind industry sponsored clinical trial of a potential disease modifying treatment in Rett syndrome, sponsored by Neuren Pharmaceuticals and the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. Dr. Neul serves on the medical advisory committee for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, the International FoxG1 Foundation, and is on the executive committee for RettSearch.

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