Network Nodes

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 (Harvard Medical School)
Matthew P. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Autism BrainNet; Chief of Neuropathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
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, M.S.

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.
Suite NE05.110
Dallas, TX 75390-9127

Tissue Coordinator: Kelly Gleason

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Patrick Hof, M.D.
Director, Seaver Autism Center Tissue Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Assistant: Jessie Laffey

Autism BrainNet also has international partnerships with:

Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill University affiliate)
Naguib Mechawar, Ph.D.
Director, Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank

Montreal, Quebec

Website: Douglas Bell Canada Brain Bank

Oxford University
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