Dr Dorothea Floris

Dorothea (Dori) completed her PhD on the MRC funded Cambridge Family Study of Autism. She studied if handedness is as a marker of cerebral lateralization and how this relates to global brain volume and asymmetry and specific brain regions such as the corpus callosum, the amygdala and the planum temporale. She also tested whether autism involves an anomalous pattern of hemispheric specialization and if cerebral asymmetry is associated with levels of foetal testosterone. She continues to collaborate with Dr Meng-Chuan Lai and Dr Amber Ruigrok on the MRC and EU AIMS studies. She was supervised by Professor John Suckling. She is now a postdoc at the NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City.



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