Joseph D Buxbaum

Joseph D Buxbaum, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
  • PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
  • PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Research Topics:

Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, Behavior, Demyelination, Gene Regulation, Genetics, Genomics, Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders, Knockout Mice, Metastasis, Microarray, Molecular Biology, Myelination, Neurobiology, Protein Structure/Function, Schizophrenia, Signal Transduction, Stem Cells, Synapses, Synaptic Plasticity, Synaptogenesis, Transgenic Mice

In the News

In 2010, Dr. Buxbaum co-founded the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC), an international group of scientists who share autism samples and data. Today, he co-leads the ASC, which recently published a paper in Cell that identified 102 genes associated with risk for autism.

The largest autism sequencing study to date was highlighted in the NIH Director's blog and featured in TIME, USA Today, and many more outlets.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Genetics and Genomic Sciences [GGS], Neuroscience [NEU]


BSc, Touro College

MSc, Weizmann Institute of Science

PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science