Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Dr. Fung is a child & adolescent psychiatrist with specialized clinical training in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and advanced research training in chemical engineering, neuropsychopharmacology, and neuroimaging. He has extensive work experience in pharmaceutical research and development, including the discovery and development of a GABA(A) receptor agonist for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety. In addition to pharmacologic treatment studies in ASD and other developmental disorders, he is also performing multimodal neuroimaging studies in these disorders. Currently, Dr. Fung employs state-of-the-art multimodal neuroimaging tools to study GABA neurophysiology in humans with fragile X syndrome (FraX). In parallel, he is conducting longitudinal multimodal neuroimaging studies in novel mouse models of ASD and FraX. His overarching goal is to dissect the neurobiology of ASD & FraX by molecular neuroimaging, thereby developing biomarkers and targeted treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders.