The overarching focus of the Schumann laboratory is to define the neurobiological mechanisms underlying aberrant cellular and molecular development of the brain in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, and other psychiatric disorders across lifespans. Over the last 18 years, her laboratory has taken a multidisciplinary approach to examine lifelong human brain development, utilizing a wide array of methodologies from longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging to postmortem cellular and molecular techniques.

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UC Davis MIND Institute

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Autism BrainNet

UC Davis CONTE Center

UC Davis Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

UC Davis Neuroscience Graduate Group

UC Davis Faculty Development


Melissa Bauman, Bauman Lab

Brad Ander, Sharp Lab

Boryana Stamova, Sharp Lab

Andrew Fox, Fox Lab

Karl Murray, Murray Lab

Paul Ashwood, Ashwood Lab

Judith Van de Water, Van de Water Lab