John J. Foxe, Ph.D.

John J. Foxe, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 603
Rochester, NY 14642

Lab Information

Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab

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Research Bio

I am a translational researcher with a history of research studies on the basic neurophysiology of schizophrenia and autism. My work places special emphasis on the identification of endophenotypic markers in childhood neuropsychiatric diseases and in the linking of these biomarkers to the underlying genotype. Work in our lab has a consistent history of NIH and NSF funding, and a strong record of research productivity (160+ publications). Before joining the faculty at Einstein in January of 2010 (my alma mater), I served for 6 years as the Director of the PhD Program in Cognitive Neuroscience at The City College of New York.

I was recruited to Einstein in January of 2010 as Director of Research for the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC), with a mandate to develop and coordinate clinical pediatric research across the college. Our lab employs an integrated multi-methodological approach to issues in the cognitive neurosciences, using structural and functional neuroimaging, high-density electrophysiology, imaging genomics, eye tracking, psychophysics and virtual reality to understand the neural basis of basic sensory-perceptual and cognitive functions. The work is translational at its core in that it employs an equal mix of basic-science projects in healthy individuals with clinical studies in patient populations. The approach taken is to first develop novel assays of a given perceptual or cognitive function in healthy individuals, which are then deployed in clinical populations of interest. The core mission of the lab is to understand the underlying neurobiology of developmental disorders, with a specific emphasis on Autism. The central goal is to develop more effective treatments and interventions through establishing basic knowledge and myself and my team have worked extensively in both adolescent Schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The lab also has a very extensive history of investigations into the neurophysiology of both basic and complex auditory processing, from investigations of the fundamental mechanisms of frequency representation all the way to high-level speech processing.

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Jul
Krakowski MI, De Sanctis P, Foxe JJ, Hoptman MJ, Nolan K, Kamiel S, Czobor P. "Disturbances in Response Inhibition and Emotional Processing as Potential Pathways to Violence in Schizophrenia: A High-Density Event-Related Potential Study." Schizophrenia bulletin. 2016 Jul; 42(4):963-74. Epub 2016 Feb 19.
2016 May
Murphy JW, Foxe JJ, Molholm S. "Neuro-oscillatory mechanisms of intersensory selective attention and task switching in school-aged children, adolescents and young adults." Developmental science. 2016 May; 19(3):469-87. Epub 2015 Jul 17.
2016 Mar
Uppal N, Foxe JJ, Butler JS, Acluche F, Molholm S. "The neural dynamics of somatosensory processing and adaptation across childhood: a high-density electrical mapping study." Journal of neurophysiology. 2016 Mar; 115(3):1605-19. Epub 2016 Jan 13.
2016 Mar
Morie KP, De Sanctis P, Garavan H, Foxe JJ. "Regulating task-monitoring systems in response to variable reward contingencies and outcomes in cocaine addicts." Psychopharmacology. 2016 Mar; 233(6):1105-18. Epub 2016 Feb 10.
Spechler PA, Chaarani B, Hudson KE, Potter A, Foxe JJ, Garavan H. "Response inhibition and addiction medicine: from use to abstinence." Progress in brain research. 2016 223:143-64. Epub 2015 Oct 23.

Current Appointments

Director - Ernest J. Del Monte Neuromedicine Institute
Chair - Department of Neuroscience (SMD) - Primary Administrative
Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Professorship in Neuroscience - Department of Neuroscience (SMD)
Professor - Department of Neuroscience (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Center for Visual Science A&S (RC)