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Members

Our members are investigators who study autism and related neurodevelopmental disorder. Browse the list below to learn more about them and their work.

Berg, Anne T

Berg, Anne T

Adjunct Professor of Neurology (Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology)

Bio

The focus of my research for over 30 years has been “natural” of pediatric seizures and epilepsy with a specific emphasis on seizure outcomes, developmental and cognitive consequences the impact on qu... [more]

Burgdorf, Jeffrey

Burgdorf, Jeffrey

Research Associate Professor

Carvill, Gemma L

Carvill, Gemma L

Assistant Professor of Neurology (Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology), Pediatrics and Pharmacology

Bio

The primary aim of our research is to identify the genetic factors and biological mechanisms that cause epilepsy. We use a variety of sequencing technologies to identify new genetic causes in both the... [more]

Contractor, Anis

Contractor, Anis

Professor of Neuroscience and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Bio

Synapses, plasticity, learning

Dong, Hongxin

Dong, Hongxin

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry) and Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Bio

Dr. Dong’s laboratory has focused on a continuous and integrated program of investigating genetic alterations and environmental effects on neurodevelopment and aging, and their relevance to the pathog... [more]

George, Jr., Alfred L.

George, Jr., Alfred L.

Professor of Pharmacology

Bio

Our research program is focused on the structure, function, pharmacology, and molecular genetics of ion channels. His laboratory has contributed greatly to understanding the mechanisms by which ion ch... [more]

Gertler, Tracy S

Gertler, Tracy S

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy) and Pharmacology

Bio

Dr. Gertler completed her undergraduate degree in molecular biology and neuroscience at Princeton University, her medical school degree at Northwestern University Feinberg school of medicine, her grad... [more]

Guemez Gamboa, Alicia D

Guemez Gamboa, Alicia D

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Bio

Identifying and investigating novel molecular bases of cellular recognition that control neuronal circuit assembly during human development and disease. To explore the broader roles for cell recogniti... [more]

Kalb, Robert G

Kalb, Robert G

Professor of Neurology (Neuromuscular Disease)

Kearney, Jennifer A

Kearney, Jennifer A

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Bio

Research in my laboratory is focused on studying genetic modifiers that influence the clinical severity of epilepsy. Variable expressivity is a common feature in patients with epilepsy caused by sodiu... [more]