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John J. Foxe, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 275-1964

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Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab

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Biography

Research

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.

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Journal Articles

7/21/2017
Ross LA, Del Bene VA, Molholm S, Jae Woo Y, Andrade GN, Abrahams BS, Foxe JJ. "Common variation in the autism risk gene CNTNAP2, brain structural connectivity and multisensory speech integration." Brain and language.. 2017 Jul 21; 174:50-60. Epub 2017 Jul 21.

7/17/2017
Wilson TJ, Gray MJ, Van Klinken JW, Kaczmarczyk M, Foxe JJ. "Macronutrient composition of a morning meal and the maintenance of attention throughout the morning." Nutritional neuroscience.. 2017 Jul 17; :1-15. Epub 2017 Jul 17.

6/14/2017
Freedman EG, Foxe JJ. "Eye movements, sensorimotor adaptation and cerebellar-dependent learning in autism: toward potential biomarkers and subphenotypes." The European journal of neuroscience.. 2017 Jun 14; Epub 2017 Jun 14.

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