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Peters, Sarika, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Sarika Peters, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
404C One Magnolia Circle
615-322-9410 (office)

Sarika Peters, BA, Ph.D., is a psychologist whose primary efforts focus on the detailed characterization of neurogenetic disorders.  Dr. Peters received her BA from Austin College, and a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, in Psychology.  She completed her internship in Psychology and her Fellowship in Developmental Disabilities at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center—Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities.  She studies Rett Syndrome, and Rett-Related Disorders. She has been involved in the study of MECP2 duplication syndrome since 2006, shortly after its initial discovery in humans. Her research focuses on the clinical, immune, and stress markers for clinical prognosis and disease progression in MECP2 duplication syndrome. She also focuses on tracking clinical severity and the development of higher level cognitive and language functioning in Rett syndrome and related disorders.