Our research is forging new paths of discovery in finding the multiple genetic causes of complex developmental disorders like congenital cardiac disease and schizophrenia. Through our ground-breaking work we are helping to develop a better understanding of emerging genomic disorders. These involve changes in the structure of the human genome that cause changes in development and later in life. The foremost amongst those is 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. We are world leaders in the study of adults with this complex multisystem condition. Using the latest genetic techniques and assessments, this research will lead to more specific diagnoses and delineation of disease pathways. Developing new management and preventive strategies to improve these complex lifelong conditions is fast becoming an achievable goal.
A neurogenetic model for the study of schizophrenia spectrum disorders: the International 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Brain Behavior Consortium.
Mol Psychiatry. 2017 Aug 01;:
Rare Genome-Wide Copy Number Variation and Expression of Schizophrenia in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.
Am J Psychiatry. 2017 Jul 28;:appiajp201716121417
NPJ Genom Med. 2016 Sep 14;1:16031
Epilepsy: Transition from pediatric to adult care. Recommendations of the Ontario epilepsy implementation task force.
Epilepsia. 2017 Jul 06;:
Neuron. 2017 Jun 21;94(6):1041-1043
Cerebral dopamine deficiency, plasma monoamine alterations and neurocognitive deficits in adults with phenylketonuria.
Psychol Med. 2017 May 29;:1-12
Epilepsia. 2017 Apr 27;:
PLoS One. 2017;12(4):e0173944
Neuroimaging and clinical features in adults with a 22q11.2 deletion at risk of Parkinson's disease.
Brain. 2017 Mar 24;:
Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2017 Feb 21;:
Senior Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)
Canada Research Chair in Schizophrenia Genetics and Genomic Disorders (Tier 1)
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Director, Clinical Genetics Research Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Full Member, Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine (graduate studies), University of Toronto
Member, University of Toronto Neuroscience Program