Experts at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment regularly publish research findings in outlets that include journal articles, text books, and manuscripts.

Journal Publications

The U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health maintain an extensive online database of articles, searchable by author or topic, called PubMed. Select recent publications by Seaver Autism Center researchers can be found here.

New mutations, old statistical challenges
Barret JC, Buxbaum JD, Cutler D, Daly M, Devlin B, Gratten J, Hurles M, Kosmicki JA, Lander ES, MacArthur DG, Neale BM, Roeder K, Visscher PM, Wray NR.

Grandma knows best: Family structure and age of diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder
Sicherman N, Lowenstein G, Tavassoli T, Buxbaum JD.

Oxytocin improves behavioral and electrophysiological deficits in a novel Shank3-deficient rat
Harony-Nicolas H, Kay M, du Hoffman J, Klein M, Bozdagi-Gunal O, Riad M, Daskalakis NP, Sonar S, Castillo PE, Hof PR, Shapiro ML, Baxter MG, Wagner S, Buxbaum JD.

Rapid and Objective Assessment of Neural Function in Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Transient Visual Evoked Potentials
Siper P, Zemon V, Gordon J, George-Jones J, Lurie S, Zweifach J, Tavassoli T, Wang AT, Jamison J, Buxbaum JD, Kolevzon A.

Brief Report: Sensory Reactivity in Children with Phelan-McDermid Syndrome

Mieses AM, Tavassoli T, Li E, Soorya L, Lurie S, Wang AT, Siper PM, Kolevzon A.

A Simplified Diagnostic Observational Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Early Childhood
Grodberg D, Siper P, Jamison J, Buxbaum JD, Kolevzon A.

A spectral approach integrating functional genomic annotations for coding and noncoding variants
Ionita-Laza I, McCallum K, Xu B, Buxbaum JD.

Neural selectivity for communicative auditory signals in Phelan-McDermid syndrome
Wang AT, Lim T, Jamison J, Bush L, Soorya LV, Tavassoli T, Siper PM, Buxbaum JD, Kolevzon A.

Phelan McDermid Syndrome: From Genetic Discoveries to Animal Models and Treatment
Harony-Nicolas H, De Rubeis S, Kolevzon A, Buxbaum JD. 

Altered tactile processing in children with autism spectrum disorder
Tavassoli T, Bellesheim K, Tommerdahl M, Holden JM, Kolevzon A, Buxbaum JD. 

Genetics and genomics of autism spectrum disorder: embracing complexity
De Rubeis S, Buxbaum JD.

Insights into Autism Spectrum Disorder Genomic Architecture and Biology from 71 Risk Loci
Sanders SJ, He X, Willsey AJ, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Samocha KE, Cicek AE, Murtha MT, Bal VH, Bishop SL, Dong S, Goldberg AP, Jinlu C, Keaney JF 3rd, Klei L, Mandell JD, Moreno-De-Luca D, Poultney CS, Robinson EB, Smith L, Solli-Nowlan T, Su MY, Teran NA, Walker MF, Werling DM, Beaudet AL, Cantor RM, Fombonne E, Geschwind DH, Grice DE, Lord C, Lowe JK, Mane SM, Martin DM, Morrow EM, Talkowski ME, Sutcliffe JS, Walsh CA, Yu TW; Autism Sequencing Consortium, Ledbetter DH, Martin CL, Cook EH, Buxbaum JD, Daly MJ, Devlin B, Roeder K, State MW.

Measuring Sensory Reactivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Application and Simplification of a Clinician-Administered Sensory Observation Scale
Tavassoli T, Bellesheim K, Siper PM, Wang AT, Halpern D, Gorenstein M, Grodberg D, Kolevzon A, Buxbaum JD.

Phelan McDermid Syndrome: From Genetic Discoveries to Animal Models and Treatment
Harony-Nicolas H, De Rubeis S, Kolevzon A, Buxbaum JD.


The fourth edition of Neurobiology of Mental Illness, edited by Dennis Charney, MDJoseph D. Buxbaum, PhD, Pamela Sklar, MD, PhD, and Eric Nestler, MD, PhD, has been completely revamped with the latest advances and discoveries on the neurobiologic foundations of psychiatry. This book provides information from numerous levels of analysis including molecular biology and genetics, cellular physiology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, epidemiology, and behavior. In doing so, it translates information from the basic laboratory to the clinical laboratory, and finally to clinical treatment. No other book distills the basic science and underpinnings of mental disorders and explains the clinical significance to the extent that this classic text does. The result is an excellent and cutting-edge resource for psychiatric residents, psychiatric researchers, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows in the neurosciences.

The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders is a new volume edited by Drs. Joseph D. Buxbaum and Patrick R. Hof. It is a current survey and synthesis of the most important findings in the neuroscience of autism within the past 20 years, including such topics as etiology, neuropathology, imaging, and pathways/models. Several researchers within the Seaver Autism Center contributed chapters, including: Drs. Ozlem Bozdagi Gunal, Joseph D. Buxbaum, Guiqing Cai, Hala Harony-Nicolas, Alexander Kolevzon, Latha Soorya, and Neha Uppal.

The Textbook of Autism Spectrum Disorders is a comprehensive textbook designed to meet the growing need for cutting-edge research and treatment information among clinicians who encounter patients and clients with autism spectrum disorders in their practice, and parents who seek to understand their child’s disorders and treatment options. Co-edited by Dr. Alexander Kolevzon, Clinical Director of the Seaver Autism Center, this volume brings together clinical experts from many fields in order to establish a benchmark of understanding autism on a number of levels, with knowledge that is both broad and deep.