Stephan Sanders, B.M.B.S., Ph.D.

Professor of Paediatric Neurogenetics, University of Oxford

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Stephan Sanders is Professor of Paediatric Neurogenetics in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford, a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and an associate member of the New York Genome Center. He trained as a pediatrician before undertaking a Ph.D. and postdoctoral studies in genetics at Yale University in Matthew State’s laboratory. In 2014, he started his lab at UCSF before moving to Oxford in 2022. His group specializes in the genetics of neurodevelopmental conditions, including genomics, functional genomics and therapeutics. Sanders is a leader of the Autism Sequencing Consortium, the BrainVar Project and a SFARI autism sex-bias project.

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SFARI Funded Publications

Systematic evaluation of genome sequencing as a first-tier diagnostic test for prenatal and pediatric disorders. Lowther C., Valkanas E., Giordano J.L., Wang H.Z., Currall B.B., O'Keefe K., Pierce-Hoffman E., Kurtas N., Whelan C.W., Hao S.P., Weisburd B., Jalili V., Fu J., Wong I., Collins R.L., Zhao X., Austin-Tse C.A., Evangelista E., Lemire G., Aggarwal V.S., Lucente D., Gauthier L.D., Tolonen C., Sahakian N., Stevens C., An J.-Y., Dong S., Norton M.E., MacKenzie T., Devlin B., Gilmore K., Powell B., Brandt A., Vetrini F., DiVito M., Sanders S., MacArthur D.G., Hodge J.C., O'Donnell-Luria A.H., Rehm H.L., Vora N.L., Levy B., Brand H., Wapner R., Talkowski M.
Rare coding variation provides insight into the genetic architecture and phenotypic context of autism. Fu J.M., Satterstrom F.K., Peng M., Brand H., Collins R.L., Dong S., Wamsley B., Klei L., Wang L., Hao S.P., Stevens C.R., Cusick C., Babadi M., Banks E., Collins B., Dodge S., Gabriel S.B., Gauthier L., Lee S.K., Liang L., Ljungdahl A., Mahjani B., Sloofman L., Smirnov A., Barbosa M., Betancur C., Brusco A., Chung B.H.Y., Cook E. H., Cuccaro M.L., Domenici E., Ferrero G.B., Gargus J.J., Herman G.E., Hertz-Picciotto I., Maciel P., Manoach D., Passos-Bueno M.R., Persico A.M., Renieri A., Sutcliffe J., Tassone F., Trabetti E., Campos G., Cardaropoli S., Carli D., Chan M.C.Y., Fallerini C., Giorgio E., Girardi A.C., Hansen-Kiss E., Lee S.L., Lintas C., Ludena Y., Nguyen R., Pavinato L., Pericak-Vance M., Pessah I.N., Schmidt R. J., Smith M., Souza C.I.S., Trajkova S., Wang J.Y.T., Yu M.H.C., Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC), Broad Institute Center for Common Disease Genomics (Broad-CCDG), iPSYCH-BROAD Consortium, Cutler D.J., Rubeis S.D., Buxbaum J., Daly M., Devlin B., Roeder K., Sanders S., Talkowski M.
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