Dr. Geschwind is the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics, Neurology and Psychiatry at UCLA. In his capacity as Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor of Precision Health, he leads the Institute for Precision Health (IPH) at UCLA, where he oversees campus precision health initiatives. In his laboratory, his group has pioneered the application of systems biology methods in neurologic and psychiatric disease, with a focus on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and neurodegenerative conditions. His group defined the molecular pathology of autism using gene network analysis and has extended these integrative genomics methods so as to elucidate the mechanisms by which genetic risk for neuropsychiatric disease perturbs brain development and function. In addition to serving on several scientific advisory boards, including the Faculty of 1000 Medicine, the Scientific Advisory Board for the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the NIMH Advisory Council and the NIH Council of Councils, he currently serves on the editorial boards of Cell, Neuron and Science. He has has received several awards for his laboratory’s work is an elected Member of the American Association of Physicians and the National Academy of Medicine.
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