Nenad Sestan MD, PhD

Professor of Neurobiology, of Genetics and of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Stem Cell Center, Yale: iPSC and neural induction

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Neurobiology: Kavli Institute for Neuroscience | Sestan Lab



Research Interests

Evolution and development of neuronal circuits of the human cerebral cortex more...


  • M.D., University of Zagreb, 1995
  • Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine, 1999

Selected Publications

  • State MW, Sestan N (2012) The emerging biology of autism spectrum disorders. Science 337, 1301-1303.
  • Shim S, Kwan KY, Li M, Lefebvre V, Sestan N (2012) Cis-regulatory control of corticospinal system development and evolution. Nature 86, 74-79.
  • Kwan KY, Lam MMS, Johnson MB, Dube U, Shim S, Rasin MR, Sousa AMM, Fertuzinhos S, Chen JG, Arellano JI, Chan DW, Pletikos M, Vasung L, Rowitch DH, Huang EJ, Schwartz ML, Willemsen R, Oostra BA, Rakic P, Heffer M, Kostovic I, Judas M, Sestan N (2012) Species-dependent post-transcriptional regulation of NOS1 by FMRP in the developing cerebral cortex. Cell 149, 895-911.



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