AGRE Steering Committee

The AGRE Steering Committee for the AGRE project is made up of active leaders in the scientific community, representing fields which are highly relevant to autism research such as neurodevelopmental biology, neurology, neuroimaging, learning and cognition, immunology, genetics, biochemistry, and pharmacology. They have all made outstanding contributions in their own fields and we are proud to have them turning their talents towards autism.


John N. Constantino, M.D., Chair
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine

Dan Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Advisor
Director of Neurogenetics Program
Department of Neurology
UCLA School of Medicine

Maja Bucan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Genetics
Department of Genetics
University of Pennsylvania

W. Ted Brown, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.M.G.
Chairman, Department of Human Genetics
Director, Jervis Clinic
N.Y.S. Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities

Rita M. Cantor, Ph.D.
Professor of Human Genetics
UCLA School of Medicine

Curtis K. Deutsch, Ph.D.
McLean Hospital, Dept of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Director, Craniofacial Research Program
Kennedy Shriver Center

Joachim Hallmayer, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University

Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Pediatric Neurologist
Massachusetts General Hospital

Jon Shestack
Cure Autism Now Foundation & Autism Genetic Resource Exchange
Board Member
Autism Speaks

David Ledbetter, Ph.D.
Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Human Genetics
Director, Division of Medical Genetics
Department of Human Genetics
Emory University School of Medicine

Stanley F. Nelson, M.D.
Director UCLA Site of the NIH Neuroscience Microarray Consortium
Professor of Human Genetics and Psychiatry
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Carole Samango-Sprouse, Ed.D.
George Washington University
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Neurodevelopment Diagnostic Center for Young Children

Sarah Spence, M.D., Ph.D.
Staff Clinician
Pediatrics and Developmental Neuropsychiatry Branch
National Institute of Mental Health

Matthew W. State, M.D., Ph.D.
Child Study Center
New Haven, CT

Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital- East
Genetics and Aging Research Unit
Charlestown, MA

T. Conrad Gilliam, Ph.D.
Marjorie I. and Bernard A. Mitchell Professor and Chair, Department of Human Genetics
Committee on Genetics
Senior Fellow, Computation Institute
Pritzker Fellow, University of Chicago and the Pritzker School of Medicine
Cummings Life Science Center
Chicago, IL

Gerard Shellenberg, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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