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Edwin H. Cook Jr. MD

Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago
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1747 W. Roosevelt Rd. (MC 747),
Chicago, IL 60608
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Cook, E.H.: Autism: Review of neurochemical investigation. Synapse 1990,6:292 308.

Cook, E.H., Lindgren, V., Leventhal, B.L., Courchesne, R., Lincoln, A., Shulman, C., Lord, C., Courchesne, E.: Autism or atypical autism in maternally but not paternally derived proximal 15q duplication. American Journal of Human Genetics 1997,60:928-934.

Cook, Jr., E.H., Scherer, S.W.: Copy-number variations associated with neuropsychiatric conditions. Nature, 2008,455:919-923.

Kumar, R.A., Karamohamed, S., Sudi, J., Conrad, D.F., Brune, C., Badner, J.A., Gilliam, T.C., Nowak, N.J., Cook E.H., Dobyns, W.B., Christian, S.L.: Recurrent 16p11.2 microdeletions in autism. Human Molecular Genetics 2008,17:628-638.

Wakschlag, L.S., Kistner, E.O., Pine, D.S., Biesecker, G., Pickett, K.E., Skol, A., Dukic, V., Blair, R.J., Leventhal, B.L., Cox, N., Burns, J., Kasza, K.E., Wright, R.J., Cook, E.H.: Interaction of prenatal exposure to cigarettes and MAOA genotype in pathways to youth antisocial behavior. Molecular Psychiatry, 2010,15:928-937. PMC2905677.

Kistner-Griffin, E., Brune, C.W., Davis, L.K., Sutcliffe, J.S., Cox, N.J., Cook, E.H.: Parent-of-origin effects of the serotonin transporter gene associated with autism. American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics), 2011,156:139-144. PMC3438509.

Sanders, S.J., Ercan-Sencice, A.G., Hus, V., Luo, R., Murtha, M.T., Moreno-De-Luca, S., Chu, S.H., Moreau, M.P., Gupta, A.R., Thomson, S.A., Mason, C.E., Bilguvar, K., Celestino-Soper, P.B.S., Choi, M., Crawford, E.L., Davis, L., Davis Wright, N.R., Dhodapkar, R.M., DiCola, M., DiLullo, N.M., Fernandez, T.V., Fielding-Singh, V., Fishman, D.O., Frahm, S., Garagaloyan, R., Goh, G.S., Kammela, S., Klei, L., Lowe, J.K., Lund, S.C., McGrew, A.D., Meyer, K.A., Moffat, W.J., Murdoch, J.D., O'Roak, B.J., Ober, G.T., Pottenger, R.S., Raubeson, M.J., Song, Y., Wang, Q., Yaspan, B.L., Yu, T.W., Yurkiewicz, I.R., Beaudet, A.L., Cantor, R.M., Curland, M., Grice, D.E., Günel, M., Lifton, R.P., Mane, S.M., Martin, D.M., Shaw, C.A., Sheldon, M., Tischfield, J.A., Walsh, C.A., Morrow, E.M., Ledbetter, D.H., Fombonne, E., Lord, C., Martin, C.L., Brooks, A.I., Sutcliffe, J.S., Cook, Jr., E.H., Geschwind, D., Roeder, K., Devlin, B., State, M.W.: Multiple recurrent de novo copy number variations (CNVs), including duplications of the 7q11.23 Williams-Beuren syndrome region, are strongly associated with autism. Neuron, 2011,70: 863-885.

Hammock, E., Veenstra-VanderWeele, J., Yan, Z., Kerr, T.M., Morris, M., Anderson, G.M., Carter, C.S., Cook, E.H., Jacob, S.: Examining autism spectrum disorders by biomarkers: example from the oxytocin and serotonin systems. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012,51:712-721. PMC3672055.

Neale, B.M., Kou, Y., Liu, L., Ma’ayan, A., Samocha, K.E., Sabo, A., Lin, C-F., Stevens, C., Wang, L-S., Makarov, V., Polak, P., Yoon, S., Maguire, J., Crawford, E.L., Campbell, N.G., Geller, E.T., Valladares, O., Shafer, C., Liu, H., Zhao, T., Cai, G., Lihm, J., Dannenfelser, R., Jabado, O., Peralta, Z., Nagaswamy, U., Reid, J.G., Newsham, I., Wu, Y., Lewis, L., Han, Y., Muzny, D., Voight, B.F., Lim, E., Rossin, E., Kirby, A., Flannick, J., Fromer, M., Shakir, K., Fennell, T., Garimella, K., Boyko, C., Gabriel, S., dePristo, M., Wimbish, J.R., Boone, B.E., Levy, S.E., Betancur, C., Sunyaev, S., Boerwinkle, E., Buxbaum, J.D., Cook, E.H., Devlin, B., Gibbs, R., Roeder, K., Schellenberg, G.D., Sutcliffe, J.S., Daly, M.J.: Patterns and rates of exonic de novo mutations in autism spectrum disorders. Nature, 2012,485:242-245. PMC3613847.

D'Cruz, A.M., Ragozzino, M.E., Mosconi, M.W., Shrestha, S., Cook, E.H., Sweeney, J.A.: Reduced behavioral flexibility in autism spectrum disorders. Neuropsychology 2013,27:152-160. PMC3740947.

Edwin H. Cook Jr. M.D.

Earl M Bane Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Neurodevelopmental disorders, Genetic research on child onset neuropsychiatric disorders.


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Autism Center of Excellence
Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders



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