Topic: Autism and Genes
Matthew W. State, M.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF
Director of the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, UCSF
Matthew State received his MD from Stanford University, completed a residency in psychiatry and fellowship in child psychiatry at UCLA and earned a PhD in Genetics from Yale, where he joined the faculty in 2001. In 2013 he moved to UCSF and is now the Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. In 2012 he was awarded the Foundation's Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research.
Dr. State’s lab studies the genetics and genomics of childhood neuropsychiatric disorders. He co-leads several international genomics collaborations, including the NIH-funded Autism Sequencing Consortium and he has been the recipient of multiple awards including, recently induction into the Institute of Medicine.
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
President & CEO
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, a board certified psychiatrist, has dedicated his professional life to the mental health field and to improving the lives of those with mental illness. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatric News, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and host of the award-winning Public Television series “Healthy Minds,” a program designed to educate people and dispel myths about mental illness.