Faculty

Bernie J Devlin, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh
 
PA
 
15213

Education & Training

PhD
Pennsylvania State University Botany

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member, American Society of Human Genetics
Member, Genetics Society of America
Member, International Society for Autism Research

Selected Honors & Awards

MERIT Award, National Institute of Mental Health
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Statistics, Section U

Research Interests

Genetics; Statistics; Neurobiology
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Sanders SJ, Murtha MT, Gupta AR, Murdoch JD, Raubeson MJ, Willsey AJ, Ercan-Sencicek AG, DiLullo NM, Parikshak NN, Stein JL, Walker MF, Ober GT, Teran NA, Song Y, El-Fishawy P, Murtha R, Choi M, Overton JD, Bjornson RD, Carrierio NJ, Meyer KA, Bilguvar K, Mane SM, Sestan N, Lifton RP, Gnel M, Roeder K, Geschwind D, Devlin B, State MW. Disruptive de novo point mutations, revealed by whole-exome sequencing, are strongly associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Nature 485:237-241, 2012. PMID: 22495306
  2. Klei L, Sanders SJ, Murtha MT, Hus V, Lowe JK, Willsey AJ, Moreno-De-Luca D, Yu TW, Fombonne E, Geschwind D, Grice DE, Ledbetter DH, Lord C, Mane SM, Lese Martin C, Martin DM, Morrow EM, Walsh CA, Melhem NM, Chaste P, Sutcliffe JS, State MW, Cook EH Jr, Roeder K, Devlin B. Common genetic variants, acting additively, are a major source of risk for autism. Molecular Autism 3:9, 2012.PMID: 23067556
  3. Gaugler T, Klei L, Sanders SJ, Bodea CA, Goldberg AP, Lee AB, Mahajan M, Manaa D, Pawitan Y, Reichert J, Ripke S, Sandin S, Sklar P, Svantesson O, Reichenberg A, Hultman CM, Devlin B, Roeder K, Buxbaum JD. Most genetic risk for autism resides with common variation. Nature Genetics 46:881-885, 2014. PMID: 25038753
  4. De Rubeis S, He X, Goldberg AP, Poultney CS, Samocha K, Ercument Cicek A, Kou Y, Liu L, Fromer M, Walker S, Singh T, Klei L, Kosmicki J, Fu SC, Aleksic B, Biscaldi M, Bolton PF, Brownfeld JM, Cai J, Campbell NG, Carracedo A, Chahrour MH, Chiocchetti AG, Coon H, Crawford EL, Crooks L, Curran SR, Dawson G, Duketis E, Fernandez BA, Gallagher L, Geller E, Guter SJ, Sean Hill R, Ionita-Laza I, Jimenez Gonzalez P, Kilpinen H, Klauck SM, Kolevzon A, Lee I, Lei J, Lehtimki T, Lin CF, Ma'ayan A, Marshall CR, McInnes AL, Neale B, Owen MJ, Ozaki N, Parellada M, Parr JR, Purcell S, Puura K, Rajagopalan D, Rehnstrm K, Reichenberg A, Sabo A, Sachse M, Sanders SJ, Schafer C, Schulte-Rther M, Skuse D, Stevens C, Szatmari P, Tammimies K, Valladares O, Voran A, Wang LS, Weiss LA, Jeremy Willsey A, Yu TW, Yuen RK; The DDD Study; Homozygosity Mapping Collaborative for Autism; UK10K Consortium; The Autism Sequencing Consortium, Cook EH, Freitag CM, Gill M, Hultman CM, Lehner T, Palotie A, Schellenberg GD, Sklar P, State MW, Sutcliffe JS, Walsh CA, Scherer SW, Zwick ME, Barrett JC, Cutler DJ, Roeder K, Devlin B, Daly MJ, Buxbaum JD. Synaptic, transcriptional and chromatin genes disrupted in autism. Nature, 515:209-215, 2014. PMID: 25363760
  5. Bodea CA, Neale BM, Ripke S; International IBD Genetics Consortium, Daly MJ, Devlin B, Roeder K. A Method to Exploit the Structure of Genetic Ancestry Space to Enhance Case-Control Studies. American Journal of Human Genetics, 98:857-868, 2016. PMID: 27087321

Clinical Interests

Autism, genetics, and neurobiology; Schizophrenia, genetics, and neurobiology

Education Interests

Pre- and post-doctoral research