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Dalila Pinto

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Psychiatry
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Genetics and Genomic Sciences
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Education

  • Ph.D., University of Utrecht
    Human Genetics

  • Postdoctoral, Hospital for Sick Children Toronto
    Genomics and Bioinformatics

  • M.Sc, M.Sc, University of Porto
    Molecular Biology and Population Genetics

Biography

    Dr. Pinto’s laboratory focuses on identifying genes and biological pathways involved in various neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, intellectual disability, epilepsy, and rett syndrome-like phenotypes. Dr. Pinto integrates various forms of genetic variation (deletions, duplications, indels, single-point mutations), with gene expression, epigenetics and clinical data, using a combination of innovative high-throughput experimental and bioinformatics approaches, that altogether could implicate novel risk factors and provide insights into the mechanisms underlying these disorders. Dr. Pinto’s laboratory also works with worldwide clinical collaborators that are responsible for patients and families recruitment and phenotypic examination.

Research

For more information see the Pinto Lab website.

Publications

Pinto D *, Delaby E, Merico D, Barbosa M, Merikangas A, Klei L, Thiruvahindrapuram B, Xu X, Ziman R, Wang Z, Vorstman JA, Thompson A, Regan R, Pilorge M, Pellecchia G, Pagnamenta AT, Oliveira B, Marshall CR, Magalhaes TR, Lowe JK, Howe JL, Griswold AJ, Gilbert J, Duketis E, Dombroski BA, De Jonge MV, Cuccaro M, Crawford EL, Correia CT, Conroy J, Conceição IC, Chiocchetti AG, Casey JP, Cai G, Cabrol C, Bolshakova N, Bacchelli E, Anney R, Gallinger S, Cotterchio M, Casey G, Zwaigenbaum L, Wittemeyer K, Wing K, Wallace S, van Engeland H, Tryfon A, Thomson S, Soorya L, Rogé B, Roberts W, Poustka F, Mouga S, Minshew N, McInnes LA, McGrew SG, Lord C, Leboyer M, Le Couteur AS, Kolevzon A, Jiménez González P, Jacob S, Holt R, Guter S, Green J, Green A, Gillberg C, Fernandez BA, Duque F, Delorme R, Dawson G, Chaste P, Café C, Brennan S, Bourgeron T, Bolton PF, Bölte S, Bernier R, Baird G, Bailey AJ, Anagnostou E, Almeida J, Wijsman EM, Vieland VJ, Vicente AM, Schellenberg GD, Pericak-Vance M, Paterson AD, Parr JR, Oliveira G, Nurnberger JI, Monaco AP, Maestrini E, Klauck SM, Hakonarson H, Haines JL, Geschwind DH, Freitag CM, Folstein SE, Ennis S, Coon H, Battaglia A, Szatmari P, Sutcliffe JS, Hallmayer J, Gill M, Cook EH, Buxbaum JD, Devlin B, Gallagher L, Betancur C *, Scherer SW *. Convergence of Genes and Cellular Pathways Dysregulated in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Am J Hum Genet in press 2014 Apr;.

Pinto D, Darvishi K, Shi X, Rajan D, Rigler D, Fitzgerald T, Lionel AC, Thiruvahindrapuram B, Macdonald JR, Mills R, Prasad A, Noonan K, Gribble S, Prigmore E, Donahoe PK, Smith RS, Park JH, Hurles ME, Carter NP, Lee C, Scherer SW, Feuk L. Comprehensive assessment of array-based platforms and calling algorithms for detection of copy number variants. Nature Biotech 2011 Jun; 29(6).

Pinto D, Pagnamenta AT, Klei L, Anney R, Merico D, Regan R, Conroy J, Magalhaes TR, Correia C, Abrahams BS, Almeida J, Bacchelli E, Bader GD, Bailey AJ, Baird G, Battaglia A, Berney T, Bolshakova N, Bölte S, Bolton PF, Bourgeron T, Brennan S, Brian J, Bryson SE, Carson AR, Casallo G, Casey J, Chung BH, Cochrane L, Corsello C, Crawford EL, Crossett A, Cytrynbaum C, Dawson G, de Jonge M, Delorme R, Drmic I, Duketis E, Duque F, Estes A, Farrar P, Fernandez BA, Folstein SE, Fombonne E, Freitag CM, Gilbert J, Gillberg C, Glessner JT, Goldberg J, Green A, Green J, Guter SJ, Hakonarson H, Heron EA, Hill M, Holt R, Howe JL, Hughes G, Hus V, Igliozzi R, Kim C, Klauck SM, Kolevzon A, Korvatska O, Kustanovich V, Lajonchere CM, Lamb JA, Laskawiec M, Leboyer M, Le Couteur A, Leventhal BL, Lionel AC, Liu XQ, Lord C, Lotspeich L, Lund SC, Maestrini E, Mahoney W, Mantoulan C, Marshall CR, McConachie H, McDougle CJ, McGrath J, McMahon WM, Merikangas A, Migita O, Minshew NJ, Mirza GK, Munson J, Nelson SF, Noakes C, Noor A, Nygren G, Oliveira G, Papanikolaou K, Parr JR, Parrini B, Paton T, Pickles A, Pilorge M, Piven J, Ponting CP, Posey DJ, Poustka A, Poustka F, Prasad A, Ragoussis J, Renshaw K, Rickaby J, Roberts W, Roeder K, Roge B, Rutter ML, Bierut LJ, Rice JP, Salt J, Sansom K, Sato D, Segurado R, Sequeira AF, Senman L, Shah N, Sheffield VC, Soorya L, Sousa I, Stein O, Sykes N, Stoppioni V, Strawbridge C, Tancredi R, Tansey K, Thiruvahindrapduram B, Thompson AP, Thomson S, Tryfon A, Tsiantis J, Van Engeland H, Vincent JB, Volkmar F, Wallace S, Wang K, Wang Z, Wassink TH, Webber C, Weksberg R, Wing K, Wittemeyer K, Wood S, Wu J, Yaspan BL, Zurawiecki D, Zwaigenbaum L, Buxbaum JD, Cantor RM, Cook EH, et al . Functional impact of global rare copy number variation in autism spectrum disorders. Nature 2010 Jul; 466(7304).

Conrad DF *, Pinto D *, Redon R, Feuk L, Gokcumen O, Zhang Y, Aerts J, Andrews TD, Barnes C, Campbell P, Fitzgerald T, Hu M, Ihm CH, Kristiansson K, Macarthur DG, Macdonald JR, Onyiah I, Pang AW, Robson S, Stirrups K, Valsesia A, Walter K, Wei J, Tyler-Smith C, Carter NP, Lee C, Scherer SW, Hurles ME. Origins and functional impact of copy number variation in the human genome. Nature 2010 Apr; 464(7289).

Pinto D, Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenité DG, Lindhout D. Endophenotype Strategy in Epilepsy Genetics. In: The Handbook of Neuropsychiatric Biomarkers, Endophenotypes and Genes. Springer, 2009, XIV, 274p, Ritsner, Michael S. (Ed.), Chapter 45, Vol 4:135-149;.

Pinto D, Marshall C, Feuk L, Scherer SW. Copy-number variation in control population cohorts. Hum Mol Genet 2007 Oct; 16 Spec No. 2.

Pinto D, Kasteleijn-Nolst Trenité DG, Cordell HJ, Mattheisen M, Strauch K, Lindhout D, Koeleman BP. Explorative two-locus linkage analysis suggests a multiplicative interaction between the 7q32 and 16p13 myoclonic seizures-related photosensitivity loci. Genet Epidemiol 2007 Jan; 31(1).

de Haan GJ *, Pinto D *#, Carton D, Bader A, Witte J, Peters E, van Erp G, Vandereyken W, Boezeman E, Wapenaar MC, Boon P, Halley D, Koeleman BP, Lindhout D. A novel splicing mutation in KCNQ2 in a multigenerational family with BFNC followed for 25 years. Epilepsia 2006 May; 47(5).

Pinto D, Westland B, de Haan GJ, Rudolf G, da Silva BM, Hirsch E, Lindhout D, Trenité DG, Koeleman BP. Genome-wide linkage scan of epilepsy-related photoparoxysmal electroencephalographic response: evidence for linkage on chromosomes 7q32 and 16p13. Hum Mol Genet 2005 Jan; 14(1).

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Pinto did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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