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Alan Lewis

Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Neurology

Cognitive and social deficits in neurodevelopmental disorders, especially schizophrenia and autism

Our research focuses on understanding the neurobiology underlying cognitive and social impairments in neuropsychiatric disorders. We are particularly interested in neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia and autism and their effects on hippocampal function. Our goal is to use a “bedside to bench” approach, starting with robust, replicable findings in human patient populations and applying cutting edge neuroscience techniques in rodent models to understand underlying pathophysiology.