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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 2017
Capitol building with reflections Washingtom DC, USA

Takeaways from SfN 2017

by  /  16 November 2017

After five days and more than 13,000 abstracts, the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C., has drawn to a close.


Why it’s difficult to study sleep in autism

by  /  13 November 2017

Five scientists describe the biggest challenges they face in solving sleep problems in people with autism.

united states capitol against reflection

Reactions from SfN 2017

by  /  9 November 2017

Spectrum heads to Washington, D.C., to cover the annual Society for Neuroscience conference.

October 2017
Portrait of scientist Connie Vasari

Webinar: Connie Kasari evaluates efficacy of autism therapies

 /  18 October 2017

Watch the complete replay of Connie Kasari’s webinar on the efficacy of autism therapies.

September 2017
Portrait of Dan Kennedy

Webinar: Dan Kennedy discusses crafting social scenarios to study autism

 /  27 September 2017

Watch the complete replay of Dan Kennedy discussing crafting social scenarios to study autism.

Black and white portraits of Rebecca Lim and Erin Barnard.

Journal club: Mosaic mutations in autism

 /  9 October 2017

Watch the complete replay of this journal club, which featured two papers on mosaic mutations in autism.

August 2017

Research inspires range of careers outside the lab

by  /  8 August 2017

Researchers who left academia explain how science still informs their new careers — in a nonprofit organization, biotech company, science administration or journalism.

June 2017

Roundtable: Experts debate promise of ‘affinities’ in autism

 /  10 July 2017

Watch the complete replay of the debate on the promise of ‘affinities’ in autism.

May 2017
Golden Gate bridge at night

Reactions from IMFAR 2017

by  /  9 May 2017

On Wednesday, some 2,200 researchers, clinicians and others from 50 countries will gather in San Francisco, California, for the 2017 International Meeting for Autism Research.

April 2017

Webinar: Michael Platt discusses monkey models for autism

 /  24 May 2017

Watch the complete replay of Michael Platt’s webinar discussing monkey models for autism.