Cynthia Schumann

Cynthia Schumann

Position Title
Associate Professor

Department of Psychology, College of Letters and Science


Research Interests

Cellular and molecular developmental trajectory of brain regions related to anxiety across the lifespan in neurotypical individuals and those with neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders

The overarching focus of Dr. Schumann's research laboratory is to define the neurobiological mechanisms underlying aberrant cellular and molecular development of the brain in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, and other psychiatric disorders across lifespans.

Over the last 18 years, her laboratory has taken a multidisciplinary approach to examine lifelong human brain development, utilizing a wide array of methodologies from longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging to postmortem cellular and molecular techniques.

Dr. Schumann is also director of two human brain tissue collection programs: the Brain Endowment for Autism Research Sciences (BEARS, the founding site of Autism BrainNet) and Brain Endowment for Mental Health to support research on schizophrenia disorders. 

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Neuroscience

Specialties / Focus

  • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Development and Plasticity


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