Sarika Peters, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Director, IDDRC Behavioral Phenotyping Core (Core D)
Overview of Interests
Dr. Peters is a psychologist who studies rare neurodevelopmental disorders. Her key role has been to serve as an important link in the translational research pipeline by delineating the behavioral and neurophysiological phenotypes (often for the first time) of these rare genetic conditions. Her research program focuses on defining the clinical, immune, and stress markers of severity in Rett Syndrome, and a Rett-Related Disorder, MECP2 duplication syndrome. She also uses innovative technology (auditory event-related potentials, wearable devices) and novel assessment methods to track clinical severity, and the developmental of higher level cognitive and language functioning in these disorders.
Read more about the Vanderbilt Rett Syndrome Program.
Leading the Vanguard: Sarika Peters, August 2018, VKC Notables