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Synopsis

The pathophysiologies of psychiatric disorders remain largely enigmatic, due both to the inherent complexity the complexity of the nervous system and the technical limitations in studying the human brain at cellular resolution. Towards this goal, our approach has been to define clinical observations and epidemiological findings as a starting point for leveraging human genomics, fundamental neuroscience, and human pluripotent stem cell modeling.

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Van Hilten A, Kushner SA, Kayser M, Ikram MA, Adams HH, Klaver CC, Niessen WJ, Roshchupkin GV (2020). GenNet framework: interpretable neural networks for phenotype prediction. bioRxiv, doi: 10.1101/2020.06.19.159152 [PDF]

De Jong JO, Llapashtica C, Strauss K, Provenzano F, Sun Y, Cortese GP, Brigatti KW, Corneo B, Migliori B, Kushner SA, Kellendonk C, Javitch JA, Xu B, Markx S (2020). Cortical overgrowth in a preclinical forebrain organoid model of CNTNAP2-associated autism spectrum disorder. bioRxiv, doi: 10.1101/739391 [PDF]

Castricum J, Tulen JHM, Taal W, Ottenhoff MJ, Kushner SA, Elgersma Y (2020). Motor cortical excitability and plasticity in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1. Clinical Neurophysiology, doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2020.08.016 [PDF]

Genzel L, Adan R, Berns A, van den Beucken J, Blokland A, Boddeke EH, Bogers WM, Bontrop R, Bulthuis R, Bousema T, Clevers H, Coenen TC, Dam A-Mv, Deen PM, van Dijk KW, Eggen BJL, Elgersma Y, Erdogan I, Englitz B, Fentener van Vlissingen JM, la Fleur S, Fouchier R, Fitzsimons CP, Frieling W, Haagmans B, Heesters BA, Henckens M, Herfst S, Hol E, van den Hove D, de Jonge MI, Jonkers J, Joosten LAB, Kalsbeek A, Kamermans M, Kampinga HH, Kas MJ, Keijer J, Kersten S, Kiliaan AJ, Kooij TW, Kooijman S, Koopman W, Korosi A, Krugers HJ, Kuiken T, Kushner SA, Langermans JA, Lesscher H, Lucassen PJ, Lutgens E, Netea MG, Noldus LP, van der Meer JW, Meye FJ, Mul JD, van Oers K, Olivier JD, Pasterkamp RJ, Philippens IH, Prickaerts J, Pullox B, Rensen PC, van Rheenen J, van Rij RP, Ritsma L, Rockx BH, Roozendaal B, van Schothorst EM, Stittelaar K, Stockhofe N, Swaab DF, de Swart RL, Vanderschuren LJ, de Vries T, de Vrij FMS, van Wezel R, Wierenga CJ, Wiesmann M, Willuhn I, de Zeeuw CI, Homberg JR (2020). How the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the necessity of animal research. Current Biology, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2020.08.030 [PDF]

PEOPLE

Steven Kushner

Steven Kushner

Is the Professor of Neurobiological Psychiatry, founding member of the ENCORE center for neurodevelopmental disorders, and director of the Center for Population Neuroscience at Erasmus MC. Dr. Kushner is a FENS Kavli Network of Excellence Scholar and program director at the Institute for human Organ and Disease Model Technologies (hDMT). In 2018, he was appointed as President of the Dutch Society for Neuroscience.

SPONSORS

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CONTACT

Visiting address:

Dr. Molewaterplein 40
Room Ee-1428
3015 GD Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Shipping address:

Westzeedijk 353
Room Ee-1428
3015 AA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Contact:

Mariëlle Caspers
Email: m.caspers@erasmusmc.nl
Call: +31 10 703 7739