Dr. Matthew State is the Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco and President of the Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University (1984) and received his medical degree from Stanford Medical School (1991). He continued his medical training at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute specializing in Child Psychiatry, and completed a doctorate degree in genetics at Yale University (2001). State was a faculty member at Yale University from 2001 to 2013. In 2014, he joined the faculty at UCSF where his laboratory studies the genetics and genomics of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders, with a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Tourette Disorder.
For his scientific contributions, State received the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health from the National Academy of Medicine (2017), and was elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (2014). Learn more about State’s research at his lab website.