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Office of the Scientific Director (OSD) - BSC Counselor - Dr. Maja Bucan, Ph.D.

Maja Bucan is Professor of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in Biology from Belgrade University, Yugoslavia and completed Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in London and the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia. Her research is focused on the identification of the genetic basis of behavioral and psychiatric disorders and involves two main projects: a screen for novel behavioral mutations in the mouse and the functional annotation of the mammalian genome using bioinformatics approaches. Her goal is to identify candidate sequences for neuropsychiatric and developmental disorders.