Natalia Kleinhans, Ph.D.Associate Professor
Dr. Kleinhans received her B.A in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a neuropsychology specialty from the University of California, San Diego. She received the Rennick award from the International Neuropsychological Society in 2005 and the award for “best neurobiological dissertation” at the International Meeting for Autism Research in 2006 for her doctoral work on the relationship among neurofunctional abnormalities, biochemical alterations, and language dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders. She completed a clinical neuropsychology internship at Brown University prior to joining the Autism Center and Department of Radiology as a Senior Fellow in 2005, under Drs. Elizabeth Aylward and Geraldine Dawson. Her major interests continue to involve using multi-modal imaging technologies to investigate the neural basis of developmental disorders with a special focus on autism.