Stephanie Getz

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, Yale University

I work in Angelique Bordey's laboratory examining both the neural circuit and molecular basis of cognitive and social deficits associated with TSC and similar developmental mTORopathies.



  • B.S. University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Ph.D. '19, Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Dartmouth College

Selected Publications

  • Fricano-Kugler CJ, Getz SA, Williams MR, Zurawel AA, DeSpenza T Jr, Frazel PW, Li M, O'Malley AJ, Moen EL, Luikart BW. Nuclear Excluded Autism-Associated Phosphatase and Tensin Homolog Mutations Dysregulate Neuronal Growth. Biol Psychiatry. 2018 Aug 15;84(4):265-277. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.11.025. Epub 2017 Dec 2. PMID: 29373119

  • MR Williams, Fricano-Kugler CJ, SA Getz, PD Skelton, J Lee, CP Rizzuto, JS Geller, M Li, BW Luikart. A retroviral CRISPR-Cas9 system for cellular autism-associated phenotype discovery in developing neurons. Sci Rep. 2016 May 10;6:25611. doi: 10.1038/srep25611.PMID: 27161796

  • SA Getz, T Jr DeSpenza, M Li, BW Luikart. Rapamycin prevents but does not reverse aberrant migration in Pten knockout neurons. Neurobiol Dis. 2016 Sep;93:12-20. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2016.03.010. Epub 2016 Mar 15. PMID: 26992888

Speaking Engagements

  • Gordon Research Conference, Dover VT, 2016

  • 45th Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Chicago IL, 2015


Luikart Lab