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Human Genetics Branch


Selected Publications

Alexander-Bloch A, Clasen L, Stockman M, Ronan L, Lalonde F, Giedd J, Raznahan A. Subtle in-scanner motion biases automated measurement of brain anatomy from in vivo MRI. Hum Brain Mapp. 2016 Jul;37(7):2385-97.

Fish AM, Cachia A, Fischer C, Mankiw C, Reardon PK, Clasen LS, Blumenthal JD, Greenstein D, Giedd JN, Mangin JF, Raznahan A. Influences of Brain Size, Sex, and Sex Chromosome Complement on the Architecture of Human Cortical Folding. Cereb Cortex. 2016 Oct 31.

Lin A, Clasen L, Lee NR, Wallace GL, Lalonde F, Blumenthal J, Giedd JN, Raznahan A. Mapping the stability of human brain asymmetry across five sex-chromosome aneuploidies. J Neurosci. 2015 Jan 7;35(1):140-5.

Mankiw C, Park MTM, Reardon PK, Fish AM, Clasen LS, Greenstein D, Giedd JN, Blumenthal JD, Lerch JP, Chakravarty MM, Raznahan A. Allometric Analysis Detects Brain Size-Independent Effects of Sex and Sex Chromosome Complement on Human Cerebellar Organization. J Neurosci. 2017 May 24;37(21):5221-5231.

Raznahan A, Shaw P, Lalonde F, Stockman M, Wallace GL, Greenstein D, Clasen L, Gogtay N, Giedd JN (2011) How does your cortex grow? J Neurosci 31:7174–7177.

Raznahan A, Lerch JP, Lee N, Greenstein D, Wallace GL, Stockman M, Clasen L, Shaw PW, Giedd JN (2011) Patterns of coordinated anatomical change in human cortical development: a longitudinal neuroimaging study of maturational coupling. Neuron 72:873–884.

Raznahan A, Greenstein D, Lee NR, Clasen LS, Giedd JN (2012) Prenatal growth in humans and postnatal brain maturation into late adolescence. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:11366–11371.

Raznahan A, Wallace GL, Antezana L, Greenstein D, Lenroot R, Thurm A, Gozzi M, Spence S, Martin A, Swedo SE, Giedd JN (2013) Compared to what? Early brain overgrowth in autism and the perils of population norms. Biol Psychiatry 74:563–575.

Raznahan A, Shaw PW, Lerch JP, Clasen LS, Greenstein D, Berman R, Pipitone J, Chakravarty MM, Giedd JN (2014) Longitudinal four-dimensional mapping of subcortical anatomy in human development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U A 111:1592–1597.

Raznahan A, Lee NR, Greenstein D, Wallace GL, Blumenthal JD, Clasen LS, Giedd JN (2014) Globally Divergent but Locally Convergent X- and Y-Chromosome Influences on Cortical Development. Cereb Cortex Available at:

Raznahan A, Lue Y, Probst F, Greenstein D, Giedd J, Wang C, Lerch J, Swerdloff R (2014) Triangulating the sexually dimorphic brain through high-resolution neuroimaging of murine sex chromosome aneuploidies. Brain Struct Funct Available at:

Raznahan A. Sizing up the search for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risk markers during prenatal and early postnatal life. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Oct;53(10):1045-7.

Reardon PK, Clasen L, Giedd JN, Blumenthal J, Lerch JP, Chakravarty MM, Raznahan A. An Allometric Analysis of Sex and Sex Chromosome Dosage Effects on Subcortical Anatomy in Humans. J Neurosci. 2016 Feb 24;36(8):2438-48.

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Legacy publications of the Child Psychiatry Branch on X and Y chromosome aneuploidies

Blumenthal JD, Baker EH, Lee NR, Wade B, Clasen LS, Lenroot RK, Giedd JN. Brain morphological abnormalities in 49, XXXXY syndrome: A pediatric magnetic resonance imaging study. NeuroImage: Clinical, Volume 2, 2013, Pages 197–203.

Giedd JN, Clasen LS, Wallace GL, Lenroot RK, Lerch JP, Wells EM, Blumenthal JD, Nelson JE, Tossell JW, Stayer C, Evans AC, Samango-Sprouse CA. XXY (Klinefelter syndrome): a pediatric quantitative brain magnetic resonance imaging case-control study. Pediatrics. 2007 Jan;119(1):e232-40.

Hanley AP, Blumenthal JD, Lee NR, Baker EH, Clasen LS, Giedd JN. Brain and behavior in 48, XXYY syndrome. NeuroImage: Clinical 8, 133-139.

Lenroot RK, Blumenthal JD, Wallace GL, Clasen LS, Lee NR, Giedd JN. A case-control study of brain structure and behavioral characteristics in 47,XXX syndrome. Genes Brain Behav. 2014 Nov;13(8):841-9.