Allison Jack

Allison Jack
Assistant Research Professor, Pharmacology and Physiology, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Research Focus


Understanding meaningful differences in social perception with the goal of better understanding how these factors contribute to processes of developmental risk and resilience, particularly as relates to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Using human neuroimaging methods to investigate several novel sources of variability in social behavior, including 1) the function of the posterior lobe of the cerebellum and 2) sexually dimorphic processes in neurodevelopment, including epigenetic modifications of the oxytocin receptor gene. Particular interest in girls and women with ASD, who are understudied and under-represented relative to boys and men on the spectrum.