Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Trainee Research Awards Presentation #1:
Napping, Sleep, and Neurodegenerative Diseases: An Epidemiologic Perspective

Speaker #1 :
Yue Leng, PhD, MPhil 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Atlantic Fellow
Global Brain Health Institute


Trainee Research Awards Presentation #2:
Understanding the Basis of Sex Bias in Autism Through the Investigation of Sex-Differential Gene Expression in the Brain

Speaker #2 :
Donna Werling, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


Learning objectives for presentation #1:

  • Understand the effects of sleep disturbances on cognitive decline in older adults
  • Describe the epidemiologic link between napping, sleep and risk of neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and dementia
  • Discuss the importance of napping and sleep disturbances as a preclinical maker or modifiable risk factor of neurodegenerative diseases

Learning objectives for presentation #2:

  • Summarize current understanding of the sex-differential prevalence and risk factors for autism, including the female protective effect model
  • Understand the rationale for using a genomics approach to identify intersections between disease biology and variables of interest (e.g. sex)
  • Describe general patterns of sex-differential gene expressions in the developing human brain
  • Describe and contrast the sex-differential expression patterns of autism risk genes versus genes with dysregulated expression in the autistic brain


Remote live streaming locations:

  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General: Building 5, Room 7M30
  • San Francisco VA Medical Center: Building 8, Room 320B
  • Clearlake VA Clinic
  • Eureka VA Clinic
  • San Bruno VA Clinic
  • San Francisco VA Downtown Clinic
  • Santa Rosa VA Clinic
  • Ukiah VA Clinic

Live streaming is also available at


Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for a professional audience only.

To qualify for CME credit for this event, participants must (1) attend in-person or at one of the approved live streaming locations listed above; and (2) sign in at their location.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 8:00am to 9:30am

HSW-301 Auditorium
513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143