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Michael V Lombardo

Departments and Institutes


Research Interests

My research is focused on understanding the early developmental mechanisms involved in autism and atypical neurodevelopment.

Key Publications

Lombardo, M. V., Pierce, K., Eyler, L., Carter Barnes, C., Ahrens-Barbeau, C., Solso, S., Campbell, K., & Courchesne, E. (2015).  Different functional neural substrates for good and poor language outcome in autism.  Neuron, 86, 567-577.

Pramparo, T., Pierce, K., Lombardo, M. V., Carter Barnes, C., Marinero, S., Ahrens-Barbeau, C., Murray, S., Lopez, L., Xu, R., & Courchesne, E. (2015).  Translation and immune/inflammation co-expressed genes predict autism in infants and toddlers from pediatric community practices. JAMA Psychiatry, 72, 386-394.

Lai, M. C., Lombardo, M. V., Auyeung, B., Chakrabarti, B., & Baron-Cohen, S. (2015).  Sex/gender differences and autism:  Setting the scene for future research. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 54, 11-24.

Lai, M. C., Lombardo, M. V., Baron-Cohen, S. (2014).  Autism.  Lancet, 383, 896-910. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61539-1.

Lai, M. C., Lombardo, M. V., Chakrabarti, B., & Baron-Cohen, S. (2013). Subgrouping the autism spectrum:  Reflections on DSM-5. PLoS Biology, 11(4), e1001544.

Lai, M. C.*, Lombardo, M. V.*, Suckling, J., Ruigrok, A. N. V., Chakrabarti, B., Ecker, C., Deoni, S. C., Craig, M. C., Murphy, D. G. M., Bullmore, E. T., MRC AIMS Consortium, & Baron-Cohen, S. (2013). Biological sex affects the neurobiology of autism. Brain, 136, 2799-2815. * = Joint first authorship for equal contributions.