Gavin Rumbaugh is an associate professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Scripps Research where he studies genes that cause defined subtypes of autism-spectrum disorder. He seeks to understand how these genes regulate brain function in health and disease. The basic discoveries in his lab are leveraged to create precision therapies tailored to genetically defined forms of autism.

The inaugural Spectrum symposium, hosted on February 20, 2019 in La Jolla, California, convened thought leaders from across the country for discussions around accelerating delivery of novel medicines to the patients desperately in need of new therapies. Over 200 attendees– foundation representatives, philanthropists, biopharma leaders, healthcare investors and research scientists– listened to Scripps Research scientists share their basic and translational research efforts. The symposium inspired follow-up discussions about potential initiatives and collaborations to impact public health.


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