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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Jill Silverman, Ph.D.

Jill SilvermanAssistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817




Dr. Silverman’s expertise is in preclinical translational evaluation of pharmacological treatments for autism spectrum disorders.  Her most recent first author publications in Science Translational Medicine, Neuropsychopharmacology and Neuropharmacology described reductions in repetitive behaviors and mild improvements in social behavior in mouse models of autism.  Her research focus encompasses topics including phenotypes of autism relevant genetic mouse models, interpretation of rodent behavioral data, pharmacological treatment reversals in mouse models of autism and the development of complex rodent behavioral tasks of executive function. Accolades include five performance awards for research excellence from the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program and three Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student Internship Mentor Awards.


Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2007
B.A., Rutgers University, 1999