John Foxe

John Foxe

Killian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Chair in Neuroscience, University of Rochester Medical center

Dr. Foxe is the Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at The University of Rochester where he also serves as Director of The Ernest J. Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience. His research team at the Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory employs an integrated multi-methodological approach to issues in the cognitive neurosciences, using structural and functional neuroimaging, high-density electrophysiology, imaging genomics, eye-tracking, psychophysics and virtual reality techniques to understand the neural basis of sensory-perceptual and cognitive functions. The work is translational at its core in that it utilizes an equal mix of basic-science projects in healthy individuals with clinical studies in patient populations. The approach taken is to first develop novel assays of a given perceptual or cognitive function in healthy individuals, assays that are then deployed in clinical populations of interest. The core mission of the lab is to understand the underlying neurobiology of developmental disorders, including the Lysosomal Storage Disorders. He has published more than 250 scientific papers reporting on this work and also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The European Journal of Neuroscience. Before joining the faculty at Rochester in October of 2015, he served for 6 years as Research Director of the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, where he was also the Associate Director of the Rose F. Kennedy Center for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research. Between 2004 and 2010, he served as Director of the Program in Cognitive Neuroscience at The City College of New York.  He studied English Literature and History at University College Dublin, before moving to the United States to study Experimental Psychology at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. He subsequently completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Neuroscience at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.