Prof. Manuel F. Casanova

Prof. Manuel F. Casanova

University of Louisville, USA






1979  M.D., University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

1973  B.S., University of Puerto Rico


Publications (Selected)

1.     Seelan RS, Pisano MM, Greene RM, Casanova MF, Parthasarathy R. Differential methylation of the gene encoding Myo-Inositol 3-phosphate synthase (Isyna1) in rat tissues. Epigenetics 3(1): 111-124, 2011.

2.     Elnakib A, El-Baz A, Casanova M, Gimel’farb G, Switala A. Image based detection of corpus callosum variability for more accurate discrimination between autistic and normal brains. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2010 September 16; 17: 4337-4340.

3.     Elnakib A, Gimel’farb G, Casanova M, Switala A, El-Baz A. The dyslexia diagnostic by centerline-based shape analysis of the corpus callosum. 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2010) 20:261-264, 2010.

4.     Williams EL, Casanova MF. Autism or Autisms? Finding the lowest common denominator.  Boletin Asociacion Medica de Puerto Rico 102(4): 17-24, 2010.

5.     Farag A, Elhabian S, Abdelrahman M, Graham J, Farag A, Chen D, Casanova MF.  Shape modeling of the corpus callosum. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International IEEE EMBS, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2010. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010; 1:4288-91.

6.     Elnakib A, El-Baz A, Casanova MF, Gimel'farb G, Switala A. Image-Based Detection of Corpus Callosum Variability for More Accurate Discrimination Between Autistic and Normal Brains, Proc. of International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI'10), Beijing, China, September 20 - 24, vol. 1, pp. 10-18, 2010.

7.     El-Baz A, Elnakib A, Casanova MF, Gimel’farb G, Switala AE, Jordan D, Rainey S.  Accurate automated detection of autism related corpus callosum abnormalities.   Journal of Medical Systems, May 6, 2010 (Epub ahead of print).

8.     Baruth JM, Casanova M, El-Baz A, Sears L, Sokhadze E. Low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) modulates evoked-gamma frequency oscillations in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Journal of Neurotherapy, 14(3): 179-194, 2010.

9.     Baruth JM, Casanova MF, Sears L, Sokhadze E. Early-stage visual processing abnormalities in autism spectrum disorders. Translational Neuroscience, 1(2): 177-187, 2010.

10.   Casanova MF, El-Baz A, Elnakib A, Giedd H, Rumsey H, Williams EL, Switala AE. Corpus callosum shape analysis with application to dyslexia.  Translational Neuroscience, 1(2):124-130, 2010.

11.   Sokhadze E, Baruth J, El-Baz AS, Horrell T, Sokhadze G, Carroll T, Tasman A, Sears L,  Casanova M. Impaired error monitoring and correction function in autism: an ERP study. Journal of Neurotherapy, 14: 79-95, 2010.

12.   Casanova MF. The role of the entorhinal cortex in paraphrenia.  Current Psychiatry Reports, 12(3): 202-207, 2010.

13.   Casanova MF. The pathology of paraphrenia. Current Psychiatry Reports 12(3): 196-201, 2010.

14.   Casanova MF, El-Baz A, Vanbogaert E, Narahari P, Switala A. Minicolumnar core width by lamina comparisons between autistic subjects and controls.  Brain Pathology 20(2): 451-458, 2010.

15.   Casanova MF. Cortical organization: a description and interpretation of anatomical findings based on systems theory.  Translational Neuroscience, 1(1): 62-71, 2010.

16.   Casanova MF, Tillquist C, Trippe J, Switala A. Radial bias in structure of dolphin insular cortex likely reflects minicolumnar organization characteristic of mammalian neocortex.  Translational Neuroscience, 1(1): 37-42, 2010.

17.   Williams E, Casanova MF (2010) Potential Effects of Ultrasound on Corticogenesis: Implications for Autism. Med Hypothesis, 75:53-58, 2010.

18.   Sokhadze E, Baruth J, Tasman A, Mansoor M,  Ramswamy R, Sears L, Mathai G, El-Baz A, Casanova MF. Low frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) affects event-related measures of novelty processing in autism.  Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 35:147-161, 2010.

19.   Williams EL, Casanova MF. Autism and dyslexia: a spectrum of cognitive s as defined by minicolumnar morphometry. Med Hyp, 74(1): 59-62, 2010.

20.   Casanova MF, El-Baz A, Vanbogaert E, Narahari P, Trippe J. Minicolumnar width: comparison between supragranular and infragranular layers. J Neuroscience Methods, 184(1):19-24, 2009.

21.   Casanova MF, El-Baz A, Giedd J, Rumsey JM, Switala A. Increased white matter gyral depth in dyslexia: implications for corticortical connectivity. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 40(1): 21-29, 2009.

22.   Sokhadze, E., Baruth, J., El-Baz, A., Ramaswamy, R., Sears, L., Casanova, M.  Transcranial magnetic stimulation study of gamma induction in response to illusory figures in patients with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Neurotherapy, 13(4), 271-272, 2009.

23.   Casanova MF. La esquizofrenia como condicion neurologica debido a una falta en la lateralizacion del cerebro: observaciones micro- y macroscopicas.  Revista de Neurologia, 49(3): 136-142, 2009.

24.   Casanova MF, Trippe J. Radial cytoarchitecture and patterns of cortical connectivity in autism. Proceedings of the Royal Society 364: 1433-1436, 2009.

25.   Sokhadze E, Baruth J, Tasman A, Sears L, Mathai G, El-Baz A, Casanova MF. Event-related potential study of novelty processing abnormalities in autism.  Applied Physchophysiology and Biofeedback 34(1): 37-51, 2009.