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Jonathan Sebat, PhD

Chief, Beyster Center for Molecular Genomics of Neuropsychiatric Diseases
Professor of Psychiatry and Cellular & Molecular Medicine, UCSD

Contact Information

Office: 858-534-6526
Fax: 858-534-2527

9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0667
Biomedical Research Facility || 2A30
La Jolla, CA 92093-0667

Lab Website

Our laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular basis of neuropsychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism. We are interested the role of copy number variants (CNVs) in disease. Our approach is to apply advanced mutation-detection methods, including microarray and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies, to identify mutations that confer high risk of disease. Further, we are investigating the functional impact of CNVs on genes and corresponding cellular pathways.


Research Focus Areas:

Genetics and Genomics  |  Neurodevelopment and Neurodegenerative Disease


Dr. Sebat's Publications (PubMed)