Adife Gulhan Ercan-Sencicek PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Neurosurgery

Departments & Organizations

Child Study Center

Neurosurgery


Research Interests

Characterizing the genetic and genomic architectures of Tourette Syndrome and Mental Retardation, autism and learning disabilities in children by understanding the contribution of rare genetic variation. 


Education

  • Ph.D., Akdeniz University, 2000

Selected Publications

  • Sanders,S.J., Ercan-Sencicek A.G, Hus, V., Luo, R., Murtha,M.T., Moreno-De-Luca, D., Chu, S.H., Moreau, M.P., Gupta, A.R., Thomson, S.A., Mason, C.E., Bilguvar, K., Celestino-Soper, P.B.C, Choi, M., Crawford, E.L., Davis, L., Davis Wright, N.R., Dhodapkar, R.H.M, DiCola, M., DiLullo, N.M., Fernandez, T.V., Fielding-Singh, V., Fishman, D.O., Frahm, S., Garagaloyan, R., Goh, G.S., Kammela, S., Klei, L., Lowe, J.K., Lund, S.C., McGrew, A.D., Meyer, K.A., Moffat, V.J., Murdoch, J.D., O'Roak, B.J., Ober, G.T., Pottenger, R.S., Raubeson, M.J., Song, Y., Wang, Q., Yaspan, B.L., Yu, T,W., Yurkiewicz, I.R., Beaudet, A.L., Cantor, R.M., Curland, M., Grice, D.E., Günel, M., Lifton, R.P., Mane, S.M., Martin, D.M., Shaw, C.A., Sheldon, M., Tischfield, J.A., Walsh, C.A., Morrow, E.M., Ledbetter, D.H., Fombonne, E., Lord, C., Martin, C.L., Brooks, A.I., Sutcliffe, J.S., Cook, Jr., E.H., Geschwind, D., Roeder, K., Devlin, B., State, M.W. Multiple recurrent de novo copy number variations (CNVs), including duplications of the 7q11.23 Williams-Beuren syndrome region, are strongly associated with autism. Neuron (in Press), 2011.
  • Ercan-Sencicek AG, Stillman AA, Ghosh AK, Bilguvar K, O'Roak BJ, Mason CE, Abbott T, Gupta A, King RA, Pauls DL, Tischfield JA, Heiman GA, Singer HS, Gilbert DL, Hoekstra PJ, Morgan TM, Loring E, Yasuno K, Fernandez T, Sanders S, Louvi A, Cho JH, Mane S, Colangelo CM, Biederer T, Lifton RP, Gunel M, State MW., L-histidine decarboxylase and Tourette's syndrome, N Engl J Med. 2010 May 20;362(20):1901-8. Epub 2010.
  • Stillman A, Ercan-Sencicek AG, State MW., Tourette Disorder Overview., GeneReviews [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993- 2009 Nov 10.

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