Effects of Environmental Toxicants on Immune Function in Autism
Presented by Robert Naviaux, PhD at the Fall 2012 Autism Research Institute Conference
Dr. Naviaux is Professor of Genetics in the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pathology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is the founder and co-director of the Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center (MM.D.C) at UCSD. He is the cofounder, and former President of the Mitochondrial Medicine Society (MMS). Dr. Naviaux is the discoverer of the genetic basis of the oldest Mendelian form of mitochondrial disease, Alpers Syndrome; his research spans 30 years and embraces the fields of genetics, virology, cancer immunology, mitochondrial medicine, neuroscience, development, metabolism, marine metagenomics, and evolutionary systems dynamics.