John Foxe photograph

John Foxe is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York, USA, where he also holds the titles of Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Chair in Neuroscience, and serves as Director of The Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience.   

Professor Foxe is a translational researcher with a history of research studies on the basic neurophysiology of neurodevelopmental disorders and psychiatric disease. Work in his laboratory is funded through NIHNSF, and various foundations, and his team has produced over 300 scientific publications to date Professor Foxe also receives funding to study mechanisms underlying neurocognitive changes in cystinosis from the Cystinosis Research Network in the US.  

Professor Foxe hails from Dublin, where he attended University College Dublin before moving to the U.S. to attend Iona College in New York on an athletics scholarship. He received his B.Sc. at Iona, before attending the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, where he received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Neuroscience 

Professor Foxe and the research team at his Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory are interested in understanding how the brain processes inputs from our sensory organs, how these inputs are integrated, and how attention is selectively deployed to process these inputs. The research team have a particular interest in how conditions and disorders with genetic and neurological components affect sensory perception, and cognitive functioning. The primary tools used in his laboratory include high-density electroencephalography, electrocorticography, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and transgenic animal models, to study the characteristics of these diseases and how they are manifested in the brain.  

To date, researchers in the Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory have published articles related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, Multiple Sclerosis, Neimann Pick Type C, addiction, ADHD, and Rett Syndrome, to name a few. 

Professor Foxe maintains very strong links with the Irish Neuroscience community, and he holds visiting appointments at both Maynooth University and Trinity College Dublin.