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Gerard D Schellenberg, Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Room 605B, Stellar Chance Laboratories
422 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Graduate Group Affiliations
Education:
B.S. (Biochemistry/minor: Cell Biology)
University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA, 1973.
Ph.D. (Biochemistry/minor: Cell Biology)
University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA, 1978.
Post-Graduate Training
National Science Foundation Undergraduate, Summer Research Program, Department of Biochemistry, University of California at Riverside, CA, 1972-1972.
National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Summer Research Program, Department of Biochemistry, University of California at Riverside, California, 1972-1972.
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Medical Genetics, School of Medicine, RG-20, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1978-1979.
Senior Research Fellow, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1979-1982.
NIH Post Doctoral Fellowship, National Institute of Health, 1980-1982.
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Genetics, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1982-1983.
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Selected Publications

Ferrari R, Wang Y, Vandrovcova J, Guelfi S, Witeolar A, Karch CM, Schork AJ, Fan CC, Brewer JB; International FTD-Genomics Consortium (IFGC); International Parkinson's Disease Genomics Consortium (IPDGC); International Genomics of Alzheimer's Project (IGAP), Momeni P, Schellenberg GD, Dillon WP, Sugrue LP, Hess CP, Yokoyama JS, Bonham LW, Rabinovici GD, Miller BL, Andreassen OA, Dale AM, Hardy J, Desikan RS: Genetic architecture of sporadic frontotemporal dementia and overlap with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 88(2): 152-164, Feb 2017

Beecham GW, Bis JC, Martin ER, Choi, SH, DeStefano AL, van Duijn CM, Fornage M, Gabriel SB, Koboldt DC, Larson DE, Naj AC, Psaty BM, Salerno W, Bush WS, Foroud TM, Wijsman E, Farrer LA, Goate A, Haines JL, Pericak-Vance MA, Boerwinkle E, Mayeux R, Seshadri S, Schellenberg G: The Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project: Study design and sample selection. Neurol Genet 3(5), Oct 2017.

Rehker J, Rodhe J, Nesbitt RR, Boyle EA, Martin BK, Lord J, Ramirez A, Karaca I, Scherer M, Jessen F, Helisalmi S, Soininen H, Hiltunen M, Naj A, Shendure J, Raskind WH, Cruchaga C, Schellenberg GD, Bertrand Joseph, Brkanac Z : Caspase-8, association with Alzheimer's Disease and functional analysis of rare variants. PLoS One 12(10), Oct 2017.

Gerstenecker A, Roberson ED, Schellenberg GD, Standaert DG, Shprecher DR, Kluger BM, Litvan I: Genetic Influences on Cognition in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Movement Dis Oct 2017.

Tan CH, Hyman BT, Tan JJX, Hess CP, Dillon WP, Schellenberg GD, Besser LM, Kukull WA, Kauppi K, McEvoy LK, Andreassen OA, Dale AM, Fan CC, Desikan RS: Polygenic hazard scores in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. Ann Neurol 82(3): 484-488, Sep 2017.

Huang K-L, Marcora E, Pimenova AM, Di Narzo AF, Kapoor M, Jin SC, Harari O, Bertelsen S, Fairfax BF, Czajkowski J, Chouraki V, Grenier-Boley B, Bellenguez C, Deming Y, McKenzie A, Raj T, Renton AE, Budde J, Smith A, Fitzpatrick A, Bis JC, DeStefano A, Adams HHH, Ikram MA, van der Lee S, Del-Aguila JL, Fernande MV, Ibañez L, International Genomics of Alzheimer's Project, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, Sims R, Escott-Price V, Mayeux R, Haines JL, Farrer LA, Pericak-Vance MA, Lambert JC, van Duijn C, Launer L, Seshadri S, Williams J, Amouyel P, Schellenberg GD, Zhang B, Boreck I, Kauwe JSK, Cruchaga C, Hao K, Goate AM: A common haplotype lowers PU.1 expression in myeloid cells and delays onset of Alzheimer's disease. Nat Neurosci 20(8): 1052-1061, Aug 2017.

Sims R, van der Lee SJ, Naj AC, et al.: Rare coding variants in PLCG2, ABI3, and TREM2 implicate microglial-mediated innate immunity in Alzheimer's disease. Nat Genet Jul 2017.

Chapuis J, Flaig A, Grenier-Boley B, Eysert F, Pottiez V, Deloison G, Vandeputte A, Ayral AM, Mendes T, Desai S, Goate AM, Kauwe JSK, Leroux F, Herledan A, Demiautte F, Bauer C, Checler F, Petersen RC, Blennow K, Zetterberg H, Minthon L, Van Deerlin VM, Lee VM, Shaw LM, Trojanowski JQ, Albert M, Moghekar A, O'Brien R, Peskind ER, Malmanche N, Schellenberg GD, Dourlen P, Song OR, Cruchaga C, Amouyel P, Deprez B, Brodin P, Lambert JC; ADGC, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative: Genome-wide, high-content siRNA screening identifies the Alzheimer's genetic risk factor FERMT2 as a major modulator of APP metabolism. Acta Neuropathol 133(6): 955-966, Jun 2017.

Yokoyama JS, Karch CM, Fan CC, Bonham LW, Kouri N, Ross OA, Rademakers R, Kim J, Wang Y, Höglinger GU, Müller U, Ferrari R, Hardy J; International FTD-Genomics Consortium (IFGC)., Momeni P, Sugrue LP, Hess CP, James Barkovich A, Boxer AL, Seeley WW, Rabinovici GD, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Schmansky NJ, Fischl B, Hyman BT, Dickson DW, Schellenberg GD, Andreassen OA, Dale AM, Desikan RS: Shared genetic risk between corticobasal degeneration, progressive supranuclear palsy, and frontotemporal dementia. Acta Neuropathol 133(5): 825-837, May 2017.

Deming Y, Li Z, Kapoor M, Harari O, Del-Aguila JL, Black K, Carrell D, Cai Y, Fernandez MV, Budde J, Ma S, Saef B, Howells B, Huang KL, Bertelsen S, Fagan AM, Holtzman DM, Morris JC, Kim S, Saykin AJ, De Jager PL, Albert M, Moghekar A, O'Brien R, Riemenschneider M, Petersen RC, Blennow K, Zetterberg H, Minthon L, Van Deerlin VM, Lee VM, Shaw LM, Trojanowski JQ, Schellenberg G, Haines JL, Mayeux R, Pericak-Vance MA, Farrer LA, Peskind ER, Li G, Di Narzo AF; Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI); Alzheimer Disease Genetic Consortium (ADGC), Kauwe JS, Goate AM, Cruchaga C: Genome-wide association study identifies four novel loci associated with Alzheimer's endophenotypes and disease modifiers. Acta Neuropathol 133(5): 839-856, May 2017.

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