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Jennifer Ann Gerdts, PhD

Jennifer Ann Gerdts, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Autism Center

On staff since August 2014

    • Bernier R, Hudac CM, Chen Q, Zeng C, Wallace AS, Gerdts J, Earl R, Peterson J, Wolken A, Peters A, Hanson E, Goin-Kochel RP, Kanne S, Snyder LG, Chung WK, Simons VIP consortium.
      Developmental trajectories for young children with 16p11.2 copy number variation.
      28349640 American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics , 2017 June : 174(4)367-380
    • Stessman HA, Xiong B, Coe BP, Wang T, Hoekzema K, Fenckova M, Kvarnung M, Gerdts J, Trinh S, Cosemans N, Vives L, Lin J, Turner TN, Santen G, Ruivenkamp C, Kriek M, van Haeringen A, Aten E, Friend K, Liebelt J, Barnett C, Haan E, Shaw M, Gecz J, Anderlid BM, Nordgren A, Lindstrand A, Schwartz C, Kooy RF, Vandeweyer G, Helsmoortel C, Romano C, Alberti A, Vinci M, Avola E, Giusto S, Courchesne E, Pramparo T, Pierce K, Nalabolu S, Amaral DG, Scheffer IE, Delatycki MB, Lockhart PJ, Hormozdiari F, Harich B, Castells-Nobau A, Xia K, Peeters H, Nordenskjöld M, Schenck A, Bernier RA, Eichler EE
      Targeted sequencing identifies 91 neurodevelopmental-disorder risk genes with autism and developmental-disability biases.
      28191889 Nature genetics , 2017 Apr, : 49(4)515-526 PMCID: PMC5374041
    • Green Snyder L, D'Angelo D, Chen Q, Bernier R, Goin-Kochel RP, Wallace AS, Gerdts J, Kanne S, Berry L, Blaskey L, Kuschner E, Roberts T, Sherr E, Martin CL, Ledbetter DH, Spiro JE, Chung WK, Hanson E, Simons VIP consortium.
      Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental and Psychiatric Features in 16p11.2 Duplication.
      27207092 Journal of autism and developmental disorders , 2016 Aug. : 46(8)2734-48
    • Bernier R, Steinman KJ, Reilly B, Wallace AS, Sherr EH, Pojman N, Mefford HC, Gerdts J, Earl R, Hanson E, Goin-Kochel RP, Berry L, Kanne S, Snyder LG, Spence S, Ramocki MB, Evans DW, Spiro JE, Martin CL, Ledbetter DH, Chung WK, Simons VIP consortium.
      Clinical phenotype of the recurrent 1q21.1 copy-number variant.
      26066539 Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics , 2016 Apr, : 18(4)341-9
    • Stessman HA, Willemsen MH, Fenckova M, Penn O, Hoischen A, Xiong B, Wang T, Hoekzema K, Vives L, Vogel I, Brunner HG, van der Burgt I, Ockeloen CW, Schuurs-Hoeijmakers JH, Klein Wassink-Ruiter JS, Stumpel C, Stevens SJ, Vles HS, Marcelis CM, van Bokhoven H, Cantagrel V, Colleaux L, Nicouleau M, Lyonnet S, Bernier RA, Gerdts J, Coe BP, Romano C, Alberti A, Grillo L, Scuderi C, Nordenskjöld M, Kvarnung M, Guo H, Xia K, Piton A, Gerard B, Genevieve D, Delobel B, Lehalle D, Perrin L, Prieur F, Thevenon J, Gecz J, Shaw M, Pfundt R, Keren B, Jacquette A, Schenck A, Eichler EE, Kleefstra T
      Disruption of POGZ Is Associated with Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
      26942287 American journal of human genetics , 2016 Mar. 3 : 98(3)541-52 PMCID: PMC4890241
    • D'Angelo D, Lebon S, Chen Q, Martin-Brevet S, Snyder LG, Hippolyte L, Hanson E, Maillard AM, Faucett WA, Macé A, Pain A, Bernier R, Chawner SJ, David A, Andrieux J, Aylward E, Baujat G, Caldeira I, Conus P, Ferrari C, Forzano F, Gérard M, Goin-Kochel RP, Grant E, Hunter JV, Isidor B, Jacquette A, Jønch AE, Keren B, Lacombe D, Le Caignec C, Martin CL, Männik K, Metspalu A, Mignot C, Mukherjee P, Owen MJ, Passeggeri M, Rooryck-Thambo C, Rosenfeld JA, Spence SJ, Steinman KJ, Tjernagel J, Van Haelst M, Shen Y, Draganski B, Sherr EH, Ledbetter DH, van den Bree MB, Beckmann JS, Spiro JE, Reymond A, Jacquemont S, Chung WK, Cardiff University Experiences of Children With Copy Number Variants (ECHO) Study., 16p11.2 European Consortium., Simons Variation in Individuals Project (VIP) Consortium.
      Defining the Effect of the 16p11.2 Duplication on Cognition, Behavior, and Medical Comorbidities.
      26629640 JAMA psychiatry , 2016 Jan. : 73(1)20-30
    • Mazina V, Gerdts J, Trinh S, Ankenman K, Ward T, Dennis MY, Girirajan S, Eichler EE, Bernier R
      Epigenetics of autism-related impairment: copy number variation and maternal infection.
      25629966 Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP , 2015 Feb. : 36(2)61-7 PMCID: PMC4318761
    • Deriziotis P, O'Roak BJ, Graham SA, Estruch SB, Dimitropoulou D, Bernier RA, Gerdts J, Shendure J, Eichler EE, Fisher SE
      De novo TBR1 mutations in sporadic autism disrupt protein functions.
      25232744 Nature communications , 2014 Sept. 18 : 54954 PMCID: PMC4212638
    • Vandeweyer G, Helsmoortel C, Van Dijck A, Vulto-van Silfhout AT, Coe BP, Bernier R, Gerdts J, Rooms L, van den Ende J, Bakshi M, Wilson M, Nordgren A, Hendon LG, Abdulrahman OA, Romano C, de Vries BB, Kleefstra T, Eichler EE, Van der Aa N, Kooy RF
      The transcriptional regulator ADNP links the BAF (SWI/SNF) complexes with autism.
      25169753 American journal of medical genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics , 2014 Sept. : 166C(3)315-26 PMCID: PMC4195434
    • Bernier R, Golzio C, Xiong B, Stessman HA, Coe BP, Penn O, Witherspoon K, Gerdts J, Baker C, Vulto-van Silfhout AT, Schuurs-Hoeijmakers JH, Fichera M, Bosco P, Buono S, Alberti A, Failla P, Peeters H, Steyaert J, Vissers LE, Francescatto L, Mefford HC, Rosenfeld JA, Bakken T, O'Roak BJ, Pawlus M, Moon R, Shendure J, Amaral DG, Lein E, Rankin J, Romano C, de Vries BB, Katsanis N, Eichler EE
      Disruptive CHD8 mutations define a subtype of autism early in development.
      24998929 Cell , 2014 July 17 : 158(2)263-76 PMCID: PMC4136921
    • Gerdts JA, Bernier R, Dawson G, Estes A
      The broader autism phenotype in simplex and multiplex families.
      23117424 Journal of autism and developmental disorders , 2013 July : 43(7)1597-605
    • Zufferey F, Sherr EH, Beckmann ND, Hanson E, Maillard AM, Hippolyte L, Macé A, Ferrari C, Kutalik Z, Andrieux J, Aylward E, Barker M, Bernier R, Bouquillon S, Conus P, Delobel B, Faucett WA, Goin-Kochel RP, Grant E, Harewood L, Hunter JV, Lebon S, Ledbetter DH, Martin CL, Männik K, Martinet D, Mukherjee P, Ramocki MB, Spence SJ, Steinman KJ, Tjernagel J, Spiro JE, Reymond A, Beckmann JS, Chung WK, Jacquemont S, Simons VIP Consortium., 16p11.2 European Consortium.
      A 600 kb deletion syndrome at 16p11.2 leads to energy imbalance and neuropsychiatric disorders.
      23054248 Journal of medical genetics , 2012 Oct. : 49(10)660-8 PMCID: PMC3494011
    • Simons Vip Consortium.
      Simons Variation in Individuals Project (Simons VIP): a genetics-first approach to studying autism spectrum and related neurodevelopmental disorders.
      22445335 Neuron , 2012 Mar. 22 : 73(6)1063-7
    • Lord C, Petkova E, Hus V, Gan W, Lu F, Martin DM, Ousley O, Guy L, Bernier R, Gerdts J, Algermissen M, Whitaker A, Sutcliffe JS, Warren Z, Klin A, Saulnier C, Hanson E, Hundley R, Piggot J, Fombonne E, Steiman M, Miles J, Kanne SM, Goin-Kochel RP, Peters SU, Cook EH, Guter S, Tjernagel J, Green-Snyder LA, Bishop S, Esler A, Gotham K, Luyster R, Miller F, Olson J, Richler J, Risi S
      A multisite study of the clinical diagnosis of different autism spectrum disorders.
      22065253 Archives of general psychiatry , 2012 Mar. : 69(3)306-13 PMCID: PMC3626112
    • Bernier R, Gerdts J, Munson J, Dawson G, Estes A
      Evidence for broader autism phenotype characteristics in parents from multiple-incidence autism families.
      21905246 Autism research : official journal of the International Society for Autism Research , 2012 Feb. : 5(1)13-20 PMCID: PMC3237782
    • Gerdts J, Bernier R
      The broader autism phenotype and its implications on the etiology and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
      22937250 Autism research and treatment , 2011 : 2011545901 PMCID: PMC3420416
    • Dawson G, Rogers S, Munson J, Smith M, Winter J, Greenson J, Donaldson A, Varley J
      Randomized, controlled trial of an intervention for toddlers with autism: the Early Start Denver Model.
      19948568 Pediatrics , 2010 Jan. : 125(1)e17-23 PMCID: PMC4951085
    • Frazier JA, McClellan J, Findling RL, Vitiello B, Anderson R, Zablotsky B, Williams E, McNamara NK, Jackson JA, Ritz L, Hlastala SA, Pierson L, Varley JA, Puglia M, Maloney AE, Ambler D, Hunt-Harrison T, Hamer RM, Noyes N, Lieberman JA, Sikich L
      Treatment of early-onset schizophrenia spectrum disorders (TEOSS): demographic and clinical characteristics.
      17667477 Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2007 Aug. : 46(8)979-88

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University of Washington, Seattle

Fellowship

University of Washington, Seattle