The Third Annual Norman Adler Lecture in the Biological Basis of Behavior was held at the University of Pennsylvania on April 23. Dr. Pat Levitt, director of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute at the University of South Carolina’s Keck School of Medicine, spoke on “Biological Underpinnings of Autism: Convergent Evidence from Studies of Humans and Model Systems.” Dr. Adler, University Professor of Psychology and special assistant for curriculum development and research initiatives at YU, established the Biological Basis of Behavior Program at UPenn, where he served as professor of psychology and dean of the Undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences. He is a biological psychologist interested in the interface between biology and behavior.

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