The University of Alabama at Birmingham Research Civitan Club will host a lecture on brain research to better our understanding of Rett syndrome as part of its ongoing Science, Communication and Innovation talks. Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neurobiology, will give the lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20.
Rett syndrome is a neuro-developmental disorder that almost exclusively affects girls. It is characterized by normal early growth and development followed by a slowing of development, loss of purposeful use of the hands, slowed brain and head growth, distinctive hand movements, seizures, intellectual disability, and problems with walking.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be at the Civitan International Research Center at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 18th Street. Parking is available at the Spain Rehabilitation Center on Sixth Avenue.