Gulhan is an Associate Research Scientist in the State Lab. She received her M.S. at the University of New Haven and her PhD. at Akdeniz University in Turkey. Her research interests center on characterizing the genetic and genomic architectures of Tourette syndrome, autism, intellectual disability and language disorders in children by understanding the contribution of rare genetic variation. 

List of publications

  1. Sanders SJ, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Hus V, Luo R, Murtha MT, Moreno De Luca D, Chu SH, Moreau MP, Gupta AR,  et al. Multiple recurrent de novo copy number variations (CNVs), including duplications of the 7q11.23 Williams-Beuren syndrome region, are strongly associated with autism. Neuron Jun 9;70(5):863-85, 2011.

  2. Krusong K, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Xu M, Ohtsu H, Anderson GM, State MW, Pittenger C. High levels of histidine decarboxylase in the striatum of mice and rats. Neurosci Lett.1 May 16;495(2):110-4, 2011.

  3. Ercan-Sencicek AG, Stillman AA, Ghosh AK, Bilguvar K, O'Roak BJ, Mason CE, Abbott T, Gupta AR, King RA, Pauls DL, Tischfield JA, Heiman GA, Singer HS, Gilbert DL, Hoekstra PJ, Morgan TM, Loring E, Yasuno K, Fernandez T, Sanders S, Louvi A, Cho JH, Mane S, Colangelo CM, Biederer T, Lifton RP, Gunel M, State MW., L-histidine decarboxylase and Tourette's syndrome, N Engl J Med. 2010 May 20;362(20):1901-8. Epub 2010.

  1. Bayrakli F, Bilguvar K, Ceyhan D, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Cankaya T, Bayrakli S, Guney I, Mane SM, State MW, Gunel M., Heterozygous 5p13.3-13.2 deletion in a patient with type I Chiari malformation and bilateral Duane retraction syndrome, Clin Genet. 77(5):499-502, 2010.

  1. Stillman AA, Ercan-Sencicek AG, State MW, Tourette Disorder Overview., GeneReviews [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-.
    2009 Nov 10.

  1. Bayrakli F, Guney I, Bayri Y, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Ceyhan D, Cankaya T, Mason C, Bilguvar K, Bayrakli S, Mane SM, State MW, Gunel M, A novel heterozygous deletion within the 3' region of the PAX6 gene causing isolated aniridia in a large family group, J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Dec;16(12):1610-4. Epub 2009.

  1. Bakkaloglu B, O'Roak BJ, Louvi A, Gupta AR, Abelson JF, Morgan TM, Chawarska K, Klin A, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Stillman AA, Tanriover G, Abrahams BS, Duvall JA, Robbins EM, Geschwind DH, Biederer T, Gunel M, Lifton RP, State MW., Molecular cytogenetic analysis and resequencing of contactin associated protein-like 2 in autism spectrum disorders, Am J Hum Genet., 82(1):165-73, 2008.

  1. Bilguvar K, Bydon M, Bayrakli F, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Bayri Y, Mason C, DiLuna ML, Seashore M, Bronen R, Lifton RP, State M, Gunel M., A novel syndrome of cerebral cavernous malformation and Greig cephalopolysyndactyly. Laboratory investigation, J Neurosurg. 107(6 Suppl):495-9, 2007.

  1. Abelson JF, Kwan KY, O'Roak BJ, Baek DY, Stillman AA, Morgan TM, Mathews CA, Pauls DL, Rain MR, Gunel M, Davis NR, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Guez DH, Spertus JA, Leckman JF, Dure LS IV, Kurlan R, Singer HS, Gilbert DL, Farhi A, Louvi A, Lifton RP, estan N, State MW: Sequence variants in SLITRK1 are associated with Tourette's syndrome, Science 310(5746):317-320, 2005.

  1. Drazinic CM, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Gault LM, Hisama FM, Qumsiyeh MB, Nowak NJ, Cubells JF, State MW , Rapid array-based genomic characterization of a subtle structural abnormality: a patient with psychosis and der(18)t(5;18)(p14.1;p11.23),., Am J Med Genet A. 30;134(3):282-9, 2005.

  1. Alvero AB, Burtness BA, Ercan AG, Sapi E., Improved method for the detection of cytokeratin 19-positive cells in the peripheral blood of breast cancer patients, Lab Invest., 84(5):658-61, 2004.