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Stanley F. Nelson, M.D.

Professor and Vice Chair of Human Genetics, and Professor of Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles

M.D., Duke University School of Medicine

B.S., Physics, University of Michigan

Stanley F. Nelson, M.D. is professor and vice chair of human genetics and professor of psychiatry within the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where he has been on faculty since 1993. Dr. Nelson attended the University of Michigan and obtained a B.S. degree in physics in 1982. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1987 and completed an ITT International Fellowship to Sweden in the Laboratory of George Klein. He was trained in pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology at UCSF School of Medicine, and subsequently trained as a postdoctoral fellow with Patrick Brown from 1990-1993 where he developed genomic mismatch scanning and initiated the lab development of DNA microarrays for genomic applications. At UCLA, Dr. Nelson has continued to be interested in technology development and application of genomics to cancer biology and common human diseases with active research areas in Autism, ADHD, vertigo and brain cancers. He developed and continues to direct the UCLA DNA Microarray Facility which provides access to whole genome expression array analysis for faculty on campus and for the NIH Neuroscience Blueprint.

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