Autism BrainNet facilitates the collection, processing, storage and distribution of donated brain tissue to advance autism research worldwide.
Autism BrainNet includes three sites, also called nodes, in the United States:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Matthew P. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Autism BrainNet; Chief of Neuropathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
New England Brain Bank for Autism Research (NEBBAR)
330 Brookline Avenue, E/CLS645
Boston, MA 02215
Tissue Coordinator: Monica Nadler, Ph.D.
University of California Davis MIND Institute
Cynthia Schumann, Ph.D.
Director, Autism BrainNet; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine UC Davis MIND Institute
Brain Endowment for Autism Research Sciences (BEARS)
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Tissue Coordinator: Alicja Omanska
Website: BEARS Tissue Program
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Carol Tamminga, M.D.
Director, Autism BrainNet; Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Brain Endowment for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (BEADD)
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9127
Tissue Coordinator: Kelly Gleason
Autism BrainNet also has international partnerships with:
Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank
Naguib Mechawar, Ph.D.
Director, Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Website: Douglas Bell Canada Brain Bank
Olaf Ansorge M.D., FRCPath
Director, Academic Unit of Neuropathology and Oxford Brain Bank, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford
Oxford Brain Bank
Oxford, United Kingdom
Website: Oxford Brain Bank