Matthew State, M.D., Ph.D.
Position: Scientific Advisory Board Member
Dr. State is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Director of Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. His research focuses on identifying and characterizing genes and genetic mechanisms involved in developmental and pediatric neuropsychiatric disorders. Currently, his lab is focused on autism and related pervasive developmental disorders, Tourette syndrome, mental retardation, and structural abnormalities of the developing central nervous system. Dr. State serves on the editorial boards of Autism Research, Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Biological Psychiatry. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Genetics from Yale University.