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Research Partners

Researchers and clinicians from 17 Boston-area institutions have joined the Autism Consortium to accelerate research to understand the Autism Genome through genetic analysis to identify genes, by developing and understanding new models and pathways associated with autism, developing state-of-the art neuroimaging analysis to understand the neurological bases of autism, and using all of that work to develop new therapeutics.

Members of the Autism Consortium have many, ongoing studies on autism spectrum disorders and related conditions within their own laboratories and clinics.  Below is a listing of Autism Consortium Research Partners.

  • A-G

    Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD
    UMass Medical School

    David Altshuler, MD, PhD
    Broad Institute, HMS, MGH

    Matthew Anderson, MD, PhD
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

    Sudha Arunachalam, PhD
    Boston University

    Marilyn Augustyn, MD
    Boston Medical Center

    William Barbaresi, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Margaret Bauman, MD
    Integrated Center for Child Development

    Mark Bear, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Lars Bertram, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Thomas Biederer, PhD
    Tufts University School of Medicine

    Emilio Bizzi, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Stephanie Blenner, MD
    Boston Medical Center

    Kristen Bottema - Beutel, PhD
    Boston College

    Carolyn Bridgemohan, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Elizabeth Caronna, MD
    Harvard Vanguard

    Alice Carter, PhD
    UMass Boston

    Lauren Charlot, PhD
    UMass Medical School

    David Cochran, MD, PhD
    University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Ellen S. Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
    Boston University

    Susan Connors, MD
    Laurie Center for Autism, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

    Roula Choueiri, MD
    The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

    Carol Curtin, MSW, LICSW
    UMass Medical School

    Mark Daly, PhD
    Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Patricia Davis, MD
    Integrated Center for Child Development

    Maurizio Fava, M.D.
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Guoping Feng
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Jean Frazier, MD
    UMass Medical School

    Elaine Gabovitch, MPA
    UMass Medical School

    John Gabrieli, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Edward Irwin Ginns, MD, PhD
    University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Lisa Goodrich, PhD
    Harvard Medical School

    Ann Graybiel, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Michael Greenberg, PhD
    Harvard Medical School

    Jim Gusella, PhD
    Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

     

  • H-M

    Nouchine Hadjikhani, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Ellen Hanson, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    David Helm, PhD
    UMass Boston

    Takao Hensch, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Martha Herbert, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Hon Ho, MD, MPH
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Ingrid Holm, MD, MPH
    Boston Children's Hospital

    David Holtzman, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Mira Irons, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Michele Jacob, PhD
    Tufts University School of Medicine

    Rudolph Jaenisch, MD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Mehrdad Jazayeri, Ph.D.
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Mary Jeffers-Terry, APRN
    UMass Medical School

    Robert Joseph, PhD
    Boston University School of Medicine

    Mary Beth Kadlec, ScD, OTR/L
    UMass Memorial Medical Center

    Nancy Kanwisher, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Walter Kaufmann, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Raymond Kelleher, MD, PhD
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Tal Kenet, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    David Kennedy, PhD
    UMass Medical School

    Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Karl Kuban, MD, SMEpi
    Boston Medical Center

    Raju Kucherlapati, PhD
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Karen Kuhlthau, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Louis Kunkel, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School 

    Eric Lander, PhD
    Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

    John Levine, MD, PhD
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, St. Francis Hospital

    Rhiannon Luyster, PhD
    Emerson College and Boston Children’s Hospital

    Jamie Maguire, PhD
    Tufts University School of Medicine

    Ann E. Maloney, MD
    University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Dara Manoach, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Alexa McCray, PhD
    Harvard Medical School

    Christopher McDougle, MD
    Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital

    David Miller, MD, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Karen Miller, MD
    Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

    Jeff Milunsky, MD
    Boston Medical Center

    Teresa Vann Mitchell, PhD
    UMass Medical School

    Eric Morrow, PhD
    Brown University

  • N-Z

    Ramzi Nasir, MD, MPH
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Charles A. Nelson III, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Ann Neumeyer, MD
    Lurie Family Autism Center at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

    Thomas Nieland, PhD
    The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

    Gael Orsmond, PhD
    Boston University

    Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

    David Pauls, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Ellen Perrin, MD
    The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

    Jim Perrin, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Scott Pomeroy, MD, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Vijaya Ramesh, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Leonard Rappaport, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Joel Richter, PhD
    University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Michael Rivkin, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Elise Robinson, ScD
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Ellen Roth, MSW
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Bernardo Sabatini, MD, PhD
    Harvard Medical School

    Mustafa Sahin, MD, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Joshua Sanes, PhD
    Harvard Medical School, Harvard University

    David Scanlon, Ph.D.
    Boston College

    Alison Schonwald, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Yiping Shen, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Laura Sices, MD
    Boston Medical Center

    Pawan Sinha, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Ruth B. Smith, PhD
    UMass Medical School

    Jordan W. Smoller, MD, ScD
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Broad Institute

    Magdi Sobeih, MD, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Sarah Spence, MD, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Charles Stiles, PhD
    Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute, Harvard Medical School

    Christy Stine, MD, PhD
    UMass Memorial Medical Center

    Mriganka Sur, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Susan Swanson, MA, CCC-SLP
    UMass Memorial Medical Center

    Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD
    Boston University

    Rudolph Tanzi, PhD
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Joseph Thakuria, MD
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Li-Huei Tsai, PhD
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    David Urion, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Dennis Wall, PhD
    Harvard Medical School

    Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Howard Hughes Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

    Ellen Winner, PhD
    Boston College

    Clifford J. Woolf, MB, BCh, PhD
    Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Bai-Lin Wu, PhD, MMed
    Boston Children's Hospital

    Jun Xu, PhD
    Tufts Medical Center

    Liane Young, PhD
    Boston College

    Andrew W. Zimmerman, MD
    MassGeneral Hospital for Children