Dr. Brian O’Roak selected for a Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences

June 19, 2015

Brian O'Roak, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics in the OHSU School of Medicine, has been selected to receive a Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences.

The awards are among the nation's oldest and most illustrious fellowships for young investigators in neuroscience research.

Dr. O'Roak's accomplishments include groundbreaking research into the genetic basis of neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. O'Roak and fellow researchers pioneered a family-based genome-sequencing model that has begun unraveling the genetic mystery of autism. Read about the study, published in the journal, Nature, and a related study published in Nature Communications.

Earlier this year, Dr. O'Roak was awarded a 2015 INSAR Young Investigator Award and a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship.