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Researcher Profile - Elliot S. Gershon

First Name:Elliot S.
Last Name:Gershon
Advanced Degrees:MD
Affiliation:University of Chicago
Street Address 1:5841 S. Maryland Ave. MC 3077
Zip/Postal Code:60637
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Member reports no financial or other potential conflicts of interest. [Last Modified: 1 April 2011]
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Clinical Interests:
Depression, Bipolar disorder , Autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders), Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, ADD) , Schizophrenia
Research Focus:
Genetics, Pharmacology
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Reasearcher Bio
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA A.B. 06/61 Social Relations
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA M.D. 06/65 Medicine
Massachusetts Mental Health Center Residency 06/69 Psychiatry
National Institute Mental Health, Bethesda, MD Postdoctoral 06/71 Translational research

1984 - 1998 Chief, Clinical Neurogenetics Branch, IRP, NIMH, Bethesda, MD
1986 - 1987 Director, Office of Science and Senior Science Advisor, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA)
1998 - 2003 Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, the University of Chicago
1998 - Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Human Genetics, the University of Chicago
Top Papers
2. Zhang D, Cheng L, Qian Y, Alliey-Rodriguez N, Kelsoe JR, Greenwood T, Nievergelt C, Barrett TB, McKinney R, Schork N, Smith EN, Bloss C, Nurnberger J, Edenberg HJ, Foroud T, Sheftner W, Lawson WB, Nwulia EA, Hipolito M, Coryell W, Rice J, Byerley W, McMahon F, Schulze TG, Berrettini W, Potash JB, Belmonte PL, Zandi PP, McInnis MG, Zöllner S, Craig D, Szelinger S, Koller D, Christian SL, Liu C, Gershon ES. (2009) Singleton deletions throughout the genome increase risk of bipolar disorder. Mol Psychiatry 14(4):376-80. PMID: 19114987
3. Zhang D, Qian Y, Akula N, Alliey-Rodriguez N, Tang J, Bipolar GS, Gershon ES, Liu C. Accuracy of CNV Detection from GWAS Data. PLoS.One. 2011;6(1):e14511. PMCID:PMC3020939
4. Vacic V, McCarthy S, Malhotra1 D, Murray F, Chou H, Peoples A, Makarov V, Yoon S, Bhandari A, Corominas R, Iakoucheva LM, Krastoshevsky O, Krause V, Larach-Walters V, Welsh DK, Craig D, Kelsoe JR, Gershon ES, Leal SM, Aquila MD, Morris DW, Gill M, Corvin A,. Insel PA, McClellan J, King M-C, Karayiorgou M, Levy DL, DeLisi LE, Sebat J. Duplications of the neuropeptide receptor gene VIPR2 confer significant risk for schizophrenia. Nature, ePub ahead of print, Feb 23, 2011. doi:10.1038/nature09884.

5. Liu C, Cheng L, Badner JA, Zhang D, Craig DW, Redman M, Gershon ES. Whole-genome association mapping of gene expression in the human prefrontal cortex. Mol Psychiatry. 2010 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20351726
6. Gershon ES, Alliey-Rodriguez N, and Liu C. After GWAS: Searching for Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Am J Psychiatry (published online February 1, 2011; doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2010.10091340).
What is your leading hypothesis?
Multiple rare variants as genetic causes.

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