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Natalia Kleinhans, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor of Radiology
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
nkleinha@uw.edu
206-221-6634
University of Washington
Box 357115
Seattle, WA 98195-7115

Natalia Kleinhans, Ph.D.

Dr. Kleinhans studies functional and structural connectivity in persons with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) using methodologies including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which measures the integrity of the brain’s white matter. Previous research suggests that some of the social and emotional deficits present in individuals with ASD are caused by abnormalities in neural circuitry. Kleinhans is investigating this possible relationship by using fMRI and DTI to analyze neural function and white matter structure in persons with ASD.


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