Dr. Kosar Khaksari received her Ph.D. and MS in Biomedical Engineering focusing on biomedical optics, signal and image processing from Michigan Technological University. She held a position at the National Institutes of Health, Post-doctoral IRTA, NICHD. Her doctorate research focused on the application of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) to quantify brain function in toddlers and children with typical development and neurodevelopmental disorders. During her postdoctoral research at NIH, she continued to investigate the brain function and development in patients with genetic disorders. Another main area of her research is based on the development of translational research to study and advance NIRS based methodology and device design for non-invasive monitoring of placental oxygenation during pregnancy that in future can be used as point-of-care. Dr. Khaksari and The Focus Foundation will be working together to look at brain hemodynamics and its relationship with behavior in kids with X & Y chromosomal aneuploidies.