Neurobiology of autism
Mayada Elsabbagh, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at McGill University. Her research, in the area of early infancy and developmental disorders, is focused on understanding the brain basis of behavioural genetic disorders. Prior to returning to Canada from the UK in 2011, Mayada supported the successful launch of collaborative research networks in autism including BASIS and ESSEA, aimed at accelerating the pace of discovery in early autism. Mayada is active in the area of knowledge translation locally and internationally. She currently manages the Knowledge Translation portfolio for NeuroDevNet, a Canadian national Network of Center’s of Excellence. She was the recipient of the 2010 UK Economic and Social Research Council Neville Butler Memorial Prize for Longitudinal Research awarded in recognition of the public value and social relevance of her research.