Elsevier Distinguished Lecturers

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

2022 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer
Adele Diamond
University of British Columbia
What Improves, and What Impairs, Executive Functions

2020 and 2021: No Distinguished Lecturers

2019 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer
Emilie Rissman
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Can Endocrine Disrupting Compounds Change Basic Brain Function/Structure Over Multiple Generations?

2018 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer
Tibor Harkany
Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden
Endocannabinoids and Brain Development

2017 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer
Tracey Bale
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Parental Stress and Epigenetic Programming of the Developing Brain

2016 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer
Jacqueline Crowley
Robert E. Chason Endowed Chair in Translational Research, UC Davis, Sacramento, CA
Mouse Models of Autism to Identify Genetic Causes and Discover Therapeutics

2015 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer
John Cryan
University College Cork, Cork Ireland
Microbiota–Gut–Brain Axis: From Neurodevelopment to Behavior

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

Dr. Pat Levitt, Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer, with Dr. Chip Vorhees, NBTS President


2012 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer
Linda Patia Spear
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
Adolescents and Alcohol: Acute Sensitivities, Enhanced Intake, and Later Consequences

Dr. Linda Patia Spear,Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer, with Liz Perill, Publishing Editor of NTT.

Dr. Linda Patia Spear,Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer, with Liz Perill, Publishing Editor of NTT.

2011 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer
Isaac Pessah
University of California Davis, Davis, CA
Tipping the Balance of Neural Networks: Environmental Chemicals and Autism Risk

2011 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Isaac Pessah with Ms. Liz Perrill, Publisher, Toxicology, Elsevier

2011 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Isaac Pessah with Ms. Liz Perrill, Publisher, Toxicology, Elsevier

2010 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer
Neil MacLusky
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Bisphenol-A Impacts on Sex Differences in Neural Processes

2009 Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer
Jane Adams
University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
Domestic Issues in Maternal and Child Health: Minority-Based Disparities

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