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Bernie Devlin, PhD December 2, 2011, 12:00 pm WPIC Auditorium


Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series
Meet the PI Lecture

An Update on the Genetic Architecture of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Bernie Devlin, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Human Genetics and
Clinical and Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Dr. Devlin’s research has two major foci, the development of statistical methods for the analysis of genetic data and the implementation of those methods to discover the genetic basis of disease, especially autism, schizophrenia, and neurodegenerative disorders. His work has been recognized by admission as a fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He served as the chair of the Access Committee for the Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR), which is a U.S. government-funded genotyping center that performs massive genotyping and sequencing. The CIDR Access Committee or CAC is charged with judging the value of proposals for access to CIDR for genomewide association studies, among other kinds of genetic studies. He is currently a member of another NIH Independent Review Group, Genetics of Human Disease, and he serves on various advisory boards.

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