Latest News from Fernandez Lab
Using skin cells harvested from two living humans, researchers in the lab of Yale’s Flora Vaccarino were able to track their cellular lineage by identifying tiny variations or mutations contained within the genomes of those cells.
- July 10, 2019
Emily Olfson, MD, PhD, a fourth-year resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program, has been awarded the 2019 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outstanding Resident Award. Olfson also has been chosen to receive a travel award through the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).
- February 08, 2019Source: ADDitude Magazine
Dr. Fernandez explains the significance of results from a recent landmark genetic study of ADHD.
- November 14, 2018
Last month’s 2018 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) annual meeting in Seattle, Washington saw a strong presence from the Yale Child Study Center.
- October 09, 2018Source: Yale Daily News
Thomas Fernandez, MD, Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and of Psychiatry, is the co-author of a paper published in Cell Reports that studied the DNA of children with Tourette syndrome, and their parents. Researchers were able to identify six genes that are likely linked to Tourette syndrome.
- June 22, 2018
Thomas Fernandez, MD, Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and of Psychiatry, and Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, contributed to a paper published in Science that explores the genetic connections between disorders of the brain at a scale that far eclipses previous work on the subject.
- June 06, 2018
Thomas V. Fernandez, MD, Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and of Psychiatry, has been appointed to serve as a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Genetics and Epidemiology Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.
- January 04, 2018
Thomas V. Fernandez, MD, Assistant Professor in the Child Study Center and of Psychiatry, was co-lead author of a genetic coding study of Tourette disorder patients judged among the top five articles published in 2017 by the journal Neuron.
- May 23, 2016Source: Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
A genetic study of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and their parents, reported March 29, 2016 in Translational Psychiatry, has yielded important hints about genes and biological pathways that may be involved in the disorder.