Post-Doc in Autism Research, U. of North Carolina

Post-Doc Research Opportunity in Autism

We are recruiting Ph.D. and M.D. applicants for a T32 post doctoral research training program at the University of North Carolina to work in the lab of Joe Piven, M.D. on an NIH Autism Center of Excellence Network that has been running for ~ 8 years.  This ACE Network conducts longitudinal analysis of brain and behavior characteristics in infants at high familial risk for autism, from 3 months to 36 months of age.  Applications due April 5, 2015.


Longitudinal Brain Imaging and Behavior Study of Infants at High Risk for Autism



Interested?  Please contact Joe Piven at;  Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, University of North Carolina


Recent Papers from this Study:

Differences in white matter fiber tract development present from 6 to 24 months in infants with autism. Wolff JJ, Gu H, Gerig G, Elison JT, Styner M, Gouttard S, Botteron KN, Dager SR, Dawson G, Estes AM, Evans AC, Hazlett HC, Kostopoulos P, McKinstry RC, Paterson SJ, Schultz RT, Zwaigenbaum L, Piven J; IBIS Network. Am J Psychiatry. 2012 Jun;169(6):589-600.

White matter microstructure and atypical visual orienting in 7-month-olds at risk for autism. Elison JT, Paterson SJ, Wolff JJ, Reznick JS, Sasson NJ, Gu H, Botteron KN, Dager SR, Estes AM, Evans AC, Gerig G, Hazlett HC, Schultz RT, Styner M, Zwaigenbaum L, Piven J; IBIS Network.  Am J Psychiatry. 2013 Aug;170(8):899-908

Longitudinal patterns of repetitive behavior in toddlers with autism. Wolff JJ, Botteron KN, Dager SR, Elison JT, Estes AM, Gu H, Hazlett HC, Pandey J, Paterson SJ, Schultz RT, Zwaigenbaum L, Piven J; IBIS Network. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2014 Aug;55(8):945-53.