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Molly Losh

Molly Losh is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. Her work primarily addresses social communication and associated abilities and how such features may span diagnostic boundaries. Findings from Losh’s lab have helped to identify key cognitive mechanisms that may underlie the social-communicative impairments in autism. These discoveries help to bridge gaps between observable clinical behaviors and underlying biology — a critical step toward understanding the causes of autism and related conditions. Losh is an associate professor and the JoAnn G. and Peter F. Dolle Chair in Learning Disabilities. She directs the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Lab, co-directs the Center for Transdisciplinary Training (part of Northwestern’s Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences), and serves as a faculty associate at the Institute for Policy Research.

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