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Ralph-Axel Mueller, PhD / Jeanne Townsend, PhD



Research Interests

Lisa’s research focuses on the relationship between neural connectivity and behavioral features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She is particularly interested in using multimodal imaging methods to study dynamic brain functioning.

Representative Publications
  • Reiter, M.A., Mash, L.E., Linke, A.C., Fong, C.H., Fishman, I., Müller, R.-A. (2018). Distinct patterns of atypical functional connectivity in lower-functioning autism. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2018.08.009

  • Mash, L.E., Klein, R.M., Townsend, J. (2018). A gaming approach to the assessment of attention networks in autism spectrum disorder and typical development. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s10803-018-3635-5

  • Mash, L.E., Reiter, M.A., Linke, A.C., Townsend, J., Müller, R.-A. (2018). Multimodal approaches to functional connectivity in autism spectrum disorders: An integrative perspective. Developmental Neurobiology, 78(5), 456-473.

  • Naviaux, R.K., Curtis, B.C., Li, K., [+13 authors] … Mash, L.E., Chukoskie, L., Lincoln, A., Townsend, J. (2017). Low-dose suramin in autism spectrum disorder: a small, phase I/II, randomized clinical trial. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 4(7), 491-505.

  • Mash, L.E., Schauder, K.B., Channing, C., Park, S., & Cascio, C.J. (2017). Associations between interoceptive cognition and age in autism spectrum disorder and typical development. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 16(1), 23-37.

  • Foss-Feig, J.H., McGugin, R.W., Gauthier, I., Mash, L.E., Ventola, P., Cascio, C.J. (2016) A functional neuroimaging study of fusiform response to restricted interests in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 8(15).

  • Molet, M., Kosinski, T., Craddock, P., Miguez, G., Mash, L.E., & Miller, R.R. (2016). Attenuating social affective learning effects with Memory Suppression manipulations. Acta Psychologica, 164, 136-143.

  • Schauder, K.B., Mash, L.E., Bryant, L.K. & Cascio, C.J. (2015). Interoceptive ability and body awareness in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 131, 193-200.

  • Miguez, G., Mash, L.E., Polack, C.W., & Miller, R.R. (2014). Failure to observe renewal following retrieval-induced forgetting. Behavioural Processes. 103, 43-51.

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP): 2017-2022