Duke University - Michael Murias, PhD

Director, Lab-Based Behavioral Assessment Workgroup

Michael Murias, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development Neurophysiology Laboratory. He has over 20 years of experience in psychophysiological and video data acquisition and analysis in both commercial and academic settings. His work broadly aims to find biomarkers of pathological brain development. He has worked across a number of methodological fields, including the development and application of EEG and video methods to study neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and ADHD; development of eye tracking measures to study minimally compliant children; and developing a portable laboratory environment that can be deployed in environments that are comfortable for severely affected children. Currently, he is co-investigator on a clinical trial at Duke University in which LENA is being used to assess language and conversational skills in young children with ASD.