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...Genetics and Biology of Autism and Disorders of Cognition?
Please contact Dr. Elliott Sherr (sherre@neuropeds.ucsf.edu)

We are interested in providing research opportunities for highly motivated medical students to help us investigate the genetic causes and underlying biology of autism and disorders of cognitive impairment. We primarily focus on affected children who have MRI visible developmental brain malformations. We are enrolling patients both nationally and from outside the U.S. We are collecting comprehensive clinical information and we are using linkage analysis and novel genomic microarray-based techniques to look for the genetic causes of these complex disorders.

The Job: Possible opportunities include imaging analysis, clinical analysis and wet bench experiences. Please contact Dr. Sherr to discuss details.

The Rewards: Authorship on any publications resulting from your work, experience working with a vibrant and cutting edge research team.

The Collaborators: Dr. Elliott Sherr (sherre@neuropeds.ucsf.edu) and Drs. Jim Barkovich, Anne Slavotinek, Elysa Marco, and Pratik Mukherjee in the departments of Neurology, Neuroradiology and Pediatrics.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated medical student who would like to participate at a high level in a research project. Opportunities are available for the summer. If more sustained involvement with the lab is desired (for example one year projects), Dr. Sherr will work with students to identify funding.

Completion of the first two years of medical school is preferred but not required.


Updated: February 11, 2008
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