Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Research Associate Professor SDSU Neuropsychology
Address 619-594-7350 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 200 / San Diego, CA 92120

Graduate Institution

University of California, San Diego

Research Description

Brain bases of autism from early development through aging. Methods include anatomical MRI and structural connectivity MRI (diffusion MRI) in combination with cognitive measures and other imaging modalities. Particular interest in the brain and cognitive changes that occur in middle age and aging in adults with autism.

Representative Publications
  • Carper, R.A., Treiber, J., White, N., Kohli, J.S., Müller, R.-A. (2017). Restriction Spectrum Imaging detects changes in cortical neurite density in autism. Frontiers in Neuroscience.

  • Carper, R.A., Treiber, J.M., Yandall DeJesus, S., Müller, R.-A. (2016). Reduced hemispheric asymmetry of white matter microstructure in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • Nair, A., Carper, R.A., Abbott, A.E., Chen, C.P., Solders, S., Nakutin, S., Datko, M.C., Fishman, I. & Müller, R.-A. (2015). Regional specificity of aberrant thalamocortical connectivity in autism. Human Brain Mapping, 36: 4497-4511.


Ralph-Axel Müller / Inna Fishman / Jeanne Townsend