ד"ר אילנית גורדון

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Career

 

Positions and Employment

2003-2004       Research  & Teaching Assistant. Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2005-2010       Research Assistant. Prof. Feldman's Early Developmental Lab, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

2005-2010       A delegate in the Student Ambassador Program, a prestigious program designed to train an elite group of students to become spokespeople representing Bar-Ilan University in Israel and abroad. Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

2010-2013       Postoctoral Research fellow, Yale University, Child Study Center, New Haven, CT.

2013-2016       Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yale University, Child Study Center, New Haven, CT.

2013-               Senior Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Psychology and the Gonda Brain Research Center, Israel.

 

Research Grants

2012-2016

4-year award from The Binational Science Foundation (BSF) to study "Oxytocin, The Brain, and Autism". BSF Grant number 2011349 – with Drs. Kevin A. Pelphrey (PI), Ruth Feldman and James F. Leckman. Awarded - $180,000

 

2015-2020

ISF Grant (# 1726/15) to study the neural and behavioral mechanisms underlying oxytocin administration in children with autism: NIS 220,000 for 5 years. PI –Ilanit Gordon

 

2015 –2017

ISF Grant (# 2096/15) Lab equipment for a young researcher: Awarded NIS 325,000 from the ISF and NIS 325,000 from Bar Ilan University. PI – Ilanit Gordon

 

2017

Rector’s award for interdisciplinary research groups –“Eavesdropping on Humans and Hyraxes: Developing Automatic Methods for Analyzing and Predicting Social Structure from Diverse Auditory Data Sets”. Awarded NIS50,000 with Co-PIs Drs. Dana Atzil-Slonim. Lee Koren, Eshkol Refaeli, Sharon Ganot, Yossi Keshet & Eva Gilboa-Schechtman.

This Group later received further funding from the Israeli Science Foundation to organize a conference that will be held in Israel December 2018. ISF awarded NIS 70,000.

 

2018

ENTWINE is a 4-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network (ITN) agreement No 814072, funded by the European Union and started as of September 2018. €4 million EU grant for research into providing sustainable informal care The Network will train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) for high quality PhD training. Ilanit Gordon is Co-PI in the Israeli site.

 

2018

Milgron Foundation Award – “Helping veterans recovering from PTSD”. Awarded  USD40,000. With Co-PIs Dr. Danny Horesh and Dr. Rachel Dekel of Bar Ilan University and  Dr. Miriam Schiff of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

מחקר

We study the neuro-physiological basis of social interactions.
Our lab utilizes behavioral micro-analysis techniques to assess naturalistic social interactions, together with brain imaging methods, measures of the autonomic nervous system, eye-tracking and hormonal measures / interventions.

פרסומים

Scientific Papers:

  1. Tilliman, R., Gordon, I. * Naples, A., Rolison, M., Leckman, J. F., Feldman, R., Pelphrey, K.A., McPartland, J. (2019). Oxytocin enhances the neural efficiency of social perception. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 71.
  2. Berman, S., Ventola, P., Gordon, I. (2018). Improvements in micro level indices of social communication following Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT). Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 51C, 56-65.

  3. Horesh, D., & Gordon, I. (2018). Mindfulness-Based Therapy for Traumatized Adolescents: An Under-Utilized, Under-Studied Intervention. Journal of Loss and Trauma.

  4. Gordon I., & Berson, Y. Oxytocin modulates charismatic influence in groups. (2018). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147 (1), 132.

  5. Golan, O., Gordon, I., Fichman, K., & Keinan, G. (2018). Specific patterns of emotion recognition from faces in children with ASD: Results of a cross-modal matching paradigm. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 48(3), 844-852.

  6. Gordon I., & Berson, Y. Oxytocin modulates charismatic influence in groups. (2017). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. doi: 10.1037/xge0000375.
  7. Gordon, I., Pratt, M., Bergunde, K., Zagoory Sharon, O., & Feldman, R. (2017). Testosterone, oxytocin and the development of human parental care. Hormones and Behavior.
  8. Gordon, I., Jack, A., Pretzsch, C. M., Vander-Wyk, B. C., Leckman, J. F., Feldman, R., & Pelphrey, K. A. (2016). Intranasal Oxytocin Enhances Connectivity in the Neural Circuitry Supporting Social Motivation and Social Perception in Children with Autism. Scientific Reports, 6, Article number: 35054. doi:10.1038/srep35054.
  9. Kaiser, M. D., Yang, D. Y. G., Voos, A., Bennett, R. H., Gordon, I., Pretzsch, C., Beam, D., Keifer, C., Eilbott, J., McGlone, F., Pelphrey K. A. (2016). Brain mechanisms for processing affective (and nonaffective) touch are atypical in autism. Cerebral Cortex, bhv125.
  10. Bjornsdotter, M., Gordon, I., Pelphrey, K. A., Olausson, H., Kaiser M. D. (2014). Development of brain mechanisms for processing affective touch. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00024.
  11. Gordon, I., Vander-Wyk, B. C., Bennett, R. H., Cordeaux, C., Lucas, M. V., Zagoory-Sharon, O., Leckman, J. F., Feldman, R., & Pelphrey, K. A. (2013). Oxytocin enhances brain function in children with autism. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 110(52), 20953-20958.
  12. Gordon, I., Eillbott, J., Vander-Wyk, B. C., Feldman, R., & Pelphrey, K. A. (2013). Social, reward, and attention brain networks are involved in congruent and incongruent responses to online bids for joint attention. Social Neuroscience, 8(6), 544-554.
  13. Gordon, I., Voos, A. C, Bennett, R. H., Bolling, D. Z., Pelphrey, K. A., & Kaiser, M. D. (2013). Brain mechanisms for processing affective touch. Human Brain Mapping, 34(4):914-22
  14. Leckman, J. F., Gordon, I., Kim, P., Swain, J., Meyes, L., Feldman, R., Pelphrey, K. A. (2012). Development of bonding and psychopathology, Neuropsychiatrie de l'Enfance et de l'adolescence, 60(5S), 3. Doi : 10.1016/j.neurenf.2012.04.020.
  15. Feldman, R. Gordon, I., Influs, M., Gutbir, T., Ebstein R. P. (2012) Genetic and peripheral markers on the parents' oxytocin neuropathway interact with early caregiving to shape children's oxytocin response and social reciprocity. Neuropsychpharmacology, doi: 10.1038/npp.2013.22.
  16. Feldman, R., Zagoory-Sharon, O., Weisman, O., Schneiderman, I., Gordon, I., Maoz, R., Shalev, I., Ebstein, R. (2012). Sensitive parenting is associated with plasma oxytocin and polymorphisms in the Oxytocin Receptor (OXTR) and CD38 genes, Biological Psychiatry, 72(3):175-81.
  17. Weisman, O., Zagoory-Sharon, O., Schneiderman, I., Gordon, I., & Feldman, R. (2012).  Plasma oxytocin distributions in a large cohort of women and men and their gender-specific associations with anxiety. Psychoneuroendocrinology, DOI 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2012.08.011
  18. Gordon, I., Martin, C., Feldman, R., & Leckman, J.F. (2011). Oxytocin and social motivation. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 1(4): 471-93.
  19. Harel, H., Gordon, I., Geva, R., & Feldman, R. (2011). Gaze behaviors of preterm and full-term infants in nonsocial and social contexts of increasing dynamics: visual recognition, attention regulation, and gaze synchrony. Infancy, 16(1):69-90.
  20. Feldman, R., Gordon, I., & Zagoory-Sharon, O. (2010). Maternal and paternal plasma, salivary, and urinary oxytocin and parent-infant synchrony: considering stress and affiliation components of human bonding. Developmental Science, 12:1-10
  21. Gordon, I. Zagoory-Sharon, O., Leckman, J.F. & Feldman, R. (2010). Oxytocin, Cortisol and triadic family interactions. Physiology and Behavior, 101(5): 679-84.
  22. Weisman, O., Granat, A., Gilboa-Schechtman, E., Singer, M., Gordon, I., Azulay, H., Kuint, J., & Feldman, R. (2010). The experience of labor, maternal perception of the infant, and the mother’s postpartum mood in a low-risk community cohort. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 13(6):505-13.
  23. Feldman R, Gordon I, & Zagoory-Sharon O. (2010). The cross-generation transmission of oxytocin in humans. Hormones and Behavior. 58(4):669-76.
  24. Gordon, I. Zagoory-Sharon, O., Leckman, J.F. & Feldman, R. (2010). Prolactin, oxytocin, and the development of paternal behavior across the first six months of fatherhood. Hormones and Behavior. 58: 513-8.
  25. Gordon, I., Zagoory-Sharon, O., Leckman, J.F. & Feldman, R. (2010). Oxytocin and the development of parenting in humans. Biological Psychiatry, 68:377-82.
  26. Feldman, R., Gordon, I., Schneiderman, I., Weissman, O., Zagoory-Sharon, O. (2010). Natural variations in maternal and paternal care are associated with systematic changes in oxytocin following parent-infant contact. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35:1133-41.
  27. Gordon, I., & Feldman, R. (2008). Synchrony in the triad: A micro-level process model of coparenting and parent-child interactions. Family Process, 47(4):465-479.
  28. Gordon, I., Zagoory-Sharon, O., Schneiderman, I., Leckman, J.F., Weller, A. & Feldman, R. (2008). Oxytocin and cortisol in romantically unattached young adults: Associations with bonding and psychological distress. Psychophysiology, 45(3):349–352.

 

* Both Authors contributed equally to this manuscript

 

 

 

Book Chapters

  1. Gordon, I. & Feldman, R. (2015). Synchrony and the Development of Human Parental Care: A Biopsychosocial Perspective. Calkins Susan (Ed.) Handbook of Infant Development:  A Biopsychosocial Perspective. Guilford Press.
  2. Britto, P. R., Gordon, I., Hodges, W., Sunar, D., Kagitcinasi, C. & Leckman, J. F. (2014). Ecology of peace. In Leckman James, Panter-Brick Catherine, Rima Salah (Eds.) Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families.  The MIT Press.
  3. Gordon, I. (2013) Can oxytocin improve core brain and behavioral features of ASD in children? In Decety Jean (Ed.) New Frontiers in Social Neuroscience. Foundation IPSEN. Springer.

 

Invited Editorials in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. Koren, I. & Gordon, I. (2017). Going beyond the social stereotypes of hormones. Psychoneuroendocrinology.
  2. Gordon, I., Leckman, J. F., Berg, D. (2014). From Attachment to Groups - Tapping into the Neurobiology of our Interconnectedness. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(2), 130.

 

Book Reviews

  1. Gordon, I., & Feldman, R. (2007). Handbook of preschool mental health: development, disorders, and treatment. Book Review. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 46(11), 1496-1497.

 

Encyclopedia Contributions

  1. Gordon, I. (2011). Hippocampus. In Online Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer.
  2. Gordon, I. (2011). Porkinje Cells. In Online Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer.

 

Special Contribution to Manuscripts

  1. Eisenstein, M. (2012). Treatments: In the waiting room. Nature491(7422), S14-S16. Gordon I. contributed a Figure based on preliminary data.

 

 

 Manuscripts under review:

  1. Tilliman, R.*, Gordon, I*. Naples, A., Feldman, R., Pelphrey K. A., McPartland J.  Oxytocin enhances the neural efficacy of social perception. Under review in Cognitive Affective Behavioral Neuroscience.

            * Both Authors contributed equally to this manuscript

  1. Gordon, I., Berman, S., & Ventola, P. Vocal microanalysis of dyadic PRT treatment sessions in children with ASD. Under review in Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  2. Horesh, D. & Gordon, I. (2017) Mindfulness in youth.

 

Manuscripts in Preparation:

 

  1. Gordon, I., Tilliman, R. et al. ERP: Oxytocin and empathy.
  2. Berson, Y., & Gordon I. Oxytocin and emotions in groups
  3. Gordon, I., Winterman, N. et al. Microanalysis of OT effects on social communication

Participation in Scientific Symposia/Meetings

  1. Invited participant in a UK-Israel symposium focusing on “Dimensional approaches to understanding the Autism spectrum: Insights from brain and behaviour”. University of Reading, UK. July 2017.
  2. Gordon, I. (2017). The biological basis of our interconnections – The challenge of modeling physiological markers for group cohesion. Presented at the 3rd Israeli-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Meeting at The University of Irvine CA, USA.

Presentations at Scientific Conferences and Meetings

  1. Tal, S. Gordon, I., Golan, O. (2017) Presented at the 46th International Meeting for Autism Research, IMFAR. San Francisco, CA, USA.
  2. Golan, O. & Gordon, I.. Pichman K., Keinan, G. (2016). Emotion Recognition Patterns from Facial Expressions in Children with ASD: Results from a Cross-Modal Matching Paradigm. Presented at the 45th International Meeting for Autism Research, IMFAR. USA.
  3. Berson, Y. & Gordon, I. (2016). Oxytocin and charismatic influence in groups. Presented at the Social and Affective Neuroscience Meeting at NYU. NY, USA.
  4. Peer, O., Gordon, I. & Berson, Y. (2015). The biological basis of charisma. Presented at the "Leadership Now" meeting in memory of Prof. Boas Shamir. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
  5. Gordon, I., Vander Wyk, B. C. V., Jack., A., Pretzch, C., & Pelphrey, K. A. (2015). An integration of fMRI neural effects of oxytocin in children with ASD: Insights from three paradigms of social processing. Presented at The 44th International Meeting for Autism Research, IMFAR. USA.
  6. Gordon, I. (2014). The effects of oxytocin on brain function in children with autism. Presented at The EABCT Congress, The Hague, Netherlands.
  7. Gordon, I., Jack, A., J. F., Leckman, Feldman, R., & Pelphrey, K. A. (2014). Oxytocin administration induces selective increases in nucleus accumbens connectivity in youth with ASD during social perception. Presented at The 43rd International Meeting for Autism Research, IMFAR. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  8. Gordon, I., Vander-WyK, B. C., Lucas, M. V., Cordeaux, C., Bennett, R. H., Eilbott, J. A., Leckman. J. F., Feldman, R. & Pelphrey, K. A. (2014). The neural attunement effect of oxytocin in children with autism disorders. Presented at The Biological Psychiatry International Meeting, New York, NY, USA.
  9. Tillman, R., Gordon, I., Leckman, J. F., Feldman, R., Naples, A., Righi, G., Pelphrey, K. A., & McPartland, J., (2014) Oxytocin increases processing efficiency of socially salient visual information. Presented at The 43rd International Meeting for Autism Research, IMFAR. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  10. Gordon, I., Vander-WyK, B. C., Lucas, M. V., Cordeaux, C., Bennett, R. H., Eilbott, J. A., Leckman. J. F., Feldman, R. & Pelphrey, K. A. (2014). Are the neural attunement effects of oxytocin related to naturalistic changes in communicative behavior following administration to children with ASD? Presented at The 43rd International Meeting for Autism Research, IMFAR. Atlanta, GA, USA.
  11. Gordon, I. (2014). Oxytocin effects core brain features of ASD. Presented at the 18th Internation Meeting of The Israel Society of Biological Psychiatry, Kibbutz Hagoshrim, Israel.
  12. Gordon, I., Bennett, R. H., Lucas, M. V., Cordeaux, C., Vander-WyK, B. C., Leckman. J. F., Feldman, R. & Pelphrey, K. A. (2013). Oxytocin's impact on social cognitive brain function in youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented at The 42nd International Meeting for Autism Research, IMFAR. San Sebastian, Spain.
  13. Gordon, I., Bennett, R. H., Lucas, M. V., Cordeaux, C., Vander-WyK, B. C., Leckman. J. F., Feldman, R. & Pelphrey, K. A. (2013). Oxytocin's Impact on Brain Function and Social Behavior in Children and Adolescents with ASD. Presented at The Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Seattle, Washington, USA. 
  14. Gordon, I. (2013). Can oxytocin improve core brain and behavioral features of ASD in children? Presented at New Frontiers in Social Neuroscience Meeting, IPSEN Foundation. Paris, France.
  15. Gordon, I., Bennett, R. H., Vander-WyK, B. C., Leckman. J. F., Feldman, R. & Pelphrey, K. A. (2012). Oxytocin's impact on social cognitive brain function in youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented at The International Meeting for Autism Research, IMFAR. Toronto: Canada. This presentation was highlighted as part of the conference's press release.
  16. Gordon, I., Bennett, R. H., Vander-WyK, B. C., Leckman. J. F., Feldman, R. & Pelphrey, K. A. (2012). Oxytocin's impact on brain functions in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at Affective Social Neuroscience Meeting. Ney York, NY: USA.
  17. Gordon, I., Kaiser, M. D., Voos, A., Bennett, R., & Pelphrey, K. A. (2011). fMRI brain processing of affectionate touch in children with ASD. Presented at The Human Brain Mapping annual meeting. Quebec City: Canada.
  18. Gordon, I., Kaiser, M. D., Bennett, R., Voos, A., & Pelphrey, K. A. (2011). Disrupted brain mechanisms for processing affectionate touch in children with ASD. Poster presented at The International Meeting for Autism Research, IMFAR. San Diego, CA: USA.
  19. Gordon, I., Kritchman-Schulman, D. Zagoory-Sharon, O., Leckman, J.F., & Feldman, R. (2010). Attachment and exploration: The relation of maternal and paternal oxytocin across the postpartum months and infant exploratory behavior. Presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies. Baltimore, MD: USA.
  20. Gordon, I., Feldman, R., Weller, A., Leckman, J. F., & Zagoory-Sharon, O. (2009). Maternal and Paternal Bonding in the Postpartum: Hormones, Parenting Behavior, and Mental Representations. Presented at the Society for Research of Child Development biennial meeting. Denver, CO: USA.
  21. Gordon, I., Zagoory-Sharon, O., Schneiderman, I., Leckman, J.F., Weller, A. & Feldman, R. (2008). Oxytocin and cortisol in romantically unattached young adults: Associations with bonding and psychological distress.  Presented at the 41st Annual meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology. Washington, DC: USA.
  22. Gordon, I., Weller, A. & Feldman, R. (2008). Oxytocin and cortisol in romantically unattached young adults. Presented at the first annual conference of the psychology department in Bar-Ilan University. Ramat Gan: Israel.

 

 

Invited Presentations:

  1. Gordon, I. (2013). Can oxytocin improve core brain and behavioral features of ASD in children? Presented at New Frontiers in Social Neuroscience Meeting, IPSEN Foundation. Paris, France.

 

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