Matthew State, MD, PhD
Matthew State, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist who specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry as well as human genetics working at the University of California San Fransisco. Dr. State is the Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Psychiatry Department, President of the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, and a member of the Weill Institute for Neurosciences.
He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Stanford University, completed his residency in psychiatry and fellowship in child psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, and then earned a PhD in Genetics at Yale.
Dr. State’s lab studies the genetics of childhood neuropsychiatric disorders, with a particular interest in the contribution of rare mutations to autism and Tourette syndrome. Their work has been cited twice both by Science magazine, as well as the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee of the NIH as a top-ten scientific breakthrough of the year. Dr. State leads several international collaborations aimed at gene discovery and has been the recipient of numerous awards including, recently, the Ruane Prize for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and induction into the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.