Willsey Co-Lead Author of Paper Chosen as Best of 2016-2017 by Neuron

Work on genetic risk factors for Tourette disorder hailed as one of Neuron's top papers for 2016-2017

By Nicholas Weiler and Nicholas Roznovsky

The work of a multi-institution research team led in part by UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry scientists has been recognized by Neuron with inclusion on the journal's “Best of 2016-2017” list.

Their paper, "De Novo Coding Variants Are Strongly Associated With Tourette Disorder," was cited as one of the five most accessed research papers during the final quarter of 2016 and first three quarters of 2017. Written by a group of top researchers from UCSF, Rutgers University, Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Florida, and Yale School of Medicine, the article included contributions from department members Jeremy Willsey, PhD (co-lead author); Stephan Sanders, PhD; Jeffrey Mandell; Louw Smith, MSc; Shan Dong, PhD; and Matthew W. State, MD, PhD (co-senior author).

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