Shawn E. Christ

Shawn E. Christ
Associate Professor
10 McAlester Hall
(573) 884-8140
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Research in my lab is primarily aimed at increasing our understanding of the cognitive and neural processes underlying typical and atypical development. As such, much of our work focuses on the development of cognitive abilities in children with neurodevelopmental disorders (primarily autism, but also other disorders such as phenylketonuria). In addition to conducting behavioral studies, we also utilize neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, sMRI, DTI) to better elucidate the neural substrates of cognition in individuals with and without early brain injury.

Selected Publications: 

Christ, S. E., Moffit, A. J., Peck, D. & White, D. A. (2013). The Effects of Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) Treatment on Brain Function in Individuals with Phenylketonuria. NeuroImage: Clinical, 3, 539-547. [Request Reprint]

Peng, H., Peck, D., White, D. A., & Christ, S. E. (in press). Tract-based evaluation of white matter damage in individuals with early-treated phenylketonuria. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease. [Request Reprint]

Kanne, S. M., Wang, J. L., & Christ, S. E. (2012). The Subthreshold Autism Trait Questionnaire (SATQ): Development of a brief self-report measure of subthreshold autism traits. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disabilities, 42, 769-780. [Request Reprint]

Christ, S.E., Huijbregts, S.C.J., de Sonneville, L.M.J., & White, D.A. (2010). Executive function in early-treated phenylketonuria: Profile and underlying mechanisms. Molecular Genetics & Metabolism, 99, S22-32.[Request Reprint]

Christ, S. E., Holt, D., White, D. A., & Green, L. (2007). Inhibitory control in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 37, 1155-1165. [PubMed] [Request Reprint]