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Zoran Brkanac, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
University of Washington
Box 356560
Seattle, WA 98195-6560

Zoran Brkanac, M.D.

Dr. Brkanac studies the genetic basis of dyslexia, a complex neurobehavioral disorder that may affect as many as 4-12 percent of children in the U.S. To identify susceptibility genes for dyslexia, the UW Genetics of Dyslexia group is searching for genes that underlie phonological and orthographic skills needed to translate written words into sounds of language. In addition, Brkanac searches for genes associated with deficits in attention and executive function in persons with dyslexia. Such deficits have also been associated with other inherited disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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