Developmental Neurotoxicology Society

Neurobehavioral Teratology Society Distinguished Speakers

2023 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer

Frederica Perera

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Climate Change, Fossil-Fuel Pollution, and Children’s Health and Development

Frederica Perera

2022 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer

Adele Diamond

University of British Columbia
What Improves, and What Impairs, Executive Functions

Adele diamond

2020 and 2021: No Distinguished Lectures

2019 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer

Emilie Rissman

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Can Endocrine Disrupting Compounds Change Basic Brain Function/Structure Over Multiple Generations?

Emilie Rissman

2018 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer

Tibor Harkany

Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden
Endocannabinoids and Brain Development


Tibor Harkany

2017 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer

Tracy Bale

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Parental Stress and Epigenetic Programming of the Developing Brain

Tracy Bale

2016 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer

Jacqueline N. Crawley

Robert E. Chason Endowed Chair in Translational Research, UC Davis, Sacramento, CA
Mouse Models of Autism to Identify Genetic Causes and Discover Therapeutics

Jacqueline Crawley

2015 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer

John Cryan

University College Cork, Cork Ireland
Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis: From Neurodevelopment to Behavior

John Cryan

2014 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer

J. David Sweatt

Director of McKnight Brain Institute, University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Medicine
Epigenetic Mechanisms in Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

2013 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer

Pat Levitt

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Placenta Serotonin, Developmental Programming and the Fetal Brain

2012 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer

Linda Patia Spear

Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Adolescents and Alcohol: Acute Sensitivities, Enhanced Intake, and Later Consequences

Linda Patia Spear

2011 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer

Isaac Pessah

University of California Davis, Davis, CA
Tipping the Balance of Neural Networks: Environmental Chemicals and Autism Risk

2010 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer

Neil MacLusky

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Bisphenol-A Impacts on Sex Differences in Neural Processes

Neil MacLusky

2009 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer

Jane Adams

University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
Domestic Issues in Maternal and Child Health: Minority-Based Disparities

Jane Adams

2008 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer

David Bellinger

Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Interpreting Epidemiologic Studies of Neurotoxicity: Conceptual and Analytic Issues

2007 – Elsevier, Neurotoxicology and Teratology Sponsored Distinguished Lecturer

Theodore Slotkin

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
If Nicotine is a Developmental Neurotoxicant in Animal Studies, Dare We Recommend Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Pregnant Women and Adolescents?

2006 – No distinguished speaker

2005 Charles River Distinguished Speaker

Peter J. Snyder

Pfizer, Groton, CT
Assessment of Cognitive Function: Bridging the Gap from Preclinical Animal Studies to the Human Condition

2004 – No distinguished speaker

2003 Decade of Behavior Distinguished Lecturer

Sponsored by NBTS/TS/BTS/OTIS

Ann Streissguth

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Director, Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 
30-year Perspective on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Research

2003 Charles River Distinguished Speaker

Raymond Kesner

Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
A Behavioral Analysis of Hippocampal Function Based on Subregional, Attribute, and Process Specificity

2002 NBTS Distinguished Lecture

Carol A. Barnes

ARL Division of Neural Systems, Memory and Aging, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Neurobiological Changes in the Aged Rat Hippocampus: Implications for Age-Related Deficits in Spatial Cognition

2001 Inaugural NBTS Distinguished Lecture

Michael J. Meaney

Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Associate Director, Douglas Hospital Research Center, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Maternal Care, Neural Gene Expression, and Stress Reactivity