Maja Bucan, Ph.D.

Professor of Genetics, University of Pennsylvania

SFARI Scientific Review Board, SFARI Investigator Website

Maja Bucan is a professor of genetics and the co-director of the Autism Spectrum Program of Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania. Her laboratory uses genetics, genomics and family-based studies in humans to understand the genetic basis of behavioral and psychiatric disorders. Bucan has a particular interest in understanding the molecular basis and genetic architecture of sleep disturbances in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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SFARI Funded Publications

Rare variants in the genetic background modulate cognitive and developmental phenotypes in individuals carrying disease-associated variants. Pizzo L., Jensen M., Polyak A., Rosenfeld J.A., Mannik K., Krishnan A., McCready E., Pichon O., Le Caignec C., Van Dijck A., Pope K., Voorhoeve E., Yoon J., Stankiewicz P., Wai Cheung S., Pazuchanics D., Huber E., Kumar V., Kember R., Mari F., Curró A., Castiglia L., Galesi O., Avola E., Mattina T., Fichera M., Mandarà L., Vincent M., Nizon M., Mercier S., Bénéteau C., Blesson S., Martin-Coignard D., Mosca-Boidron A-L., Caberg J.H., Bucan M., Zeesman S., Nowaczyk M.J.M., Lefebvre M., Faivre L., Callier P., Skinner C., Keren B., Perrine C., Prontera P., Marle N., Renieri A., Reymond A., Kooy F.R., Isidor B., Schwartz B., Romano C., Sistermans E., Amor D.J., Andrieux J., Girirajan S.
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