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Claire Cameron

Former Engagement Editor

Claire Cameron was Spectrum‘s engagement editor from 2016 to 2019. She oversaw Spectrum’s social media and audience engagement, including webinars, comment moderation and syndicated articles.

Prior to joining the team, Claire was the social media and news editor at Nautilus, an award-winning science and culture magazine. She has also worked as a breaking-news reporter in New York and Scotland, and has written for The New York Observer, BBC online, The Sunday Times, DNA InfoThe Morning News and others.

Claire has an M.A. in English literature and history from the University of Edinburgh and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.

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November 2018
View of San Diego in twilight.

Takeaways from SfN 2018

by  /  12 November 2018

After the presentation of more than 14,000 abstracts over five days, the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego ended last week.

San Diego, California, Cabrillo freeway, plane flying overhead.

Reactions from SfN 2018

by  /  1 November 2018

Spectrum heads to San Diego to cover the annual Society for Neuroscience conference.

October 2018
Portrait of Stelios Georgiades.

Webinar: Stelios Georgiades explores heterogeneity in autism over time

 /  17 October 2018

Watch the complete replay of Stelios Georgiades discussing a model for predicting trajectories in children with autism.

September 2018

Webinar: Janine LaSalle describes gene-environment interactions in autism

 /  19 September 2018

Watch the complete replay of Janine LaSalle discussing gene-environment interactions and autism.

August 2018

Webinar: Judy Van de Water discusses the maternal immune system and autism

 /  29 August 2018

Watch the complete replay of Judy Van de Water discussing the maternal immune system and autism.


Journal club: Rare genetic variation in brain conditions

 /  6 August 2018

Watch the complete replay of this journal club, which featured a paper exploring rare genetic variation in psychiatric conditions, including autism.

July 2018

Webinar: Orrin Devinsky discusses cannabis compounds for epilepsy

 /  17 July 2018

Watch the complete replay of Orrin Devinsky discussing cannabis-based treatments for seizures.

June 2018

Webinar: Feng Zhang discusses genome editing in autism research

 /  6 June 2018

Watch the complete replay of Feng Zhang discussing current genome editing technologies and the future of these tools.

May 2018
Rotterdam night landscape

Takeaways from INSAR 2018

by  /  14 May 2018

Adults on the spectrum, gender issues, and the search for autism biomarkers were among the key themes at this year’s International Society for Autism Research annual meeting.

Rotterdam cityscape

Reactions from INSAR 2018

by  /  12 May 2018

Europe’s largest port is about to get a little busier this week as members of the autism research community pour into Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for the 17th annual International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) meeting.