This project has been made possible by generous support from the following foundations and organizations:
We are actively seeking continued support for this project. Should you wish to contribute to our study, we welcome your donation. UCSF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please contact the project leader Jane Gitschier at perfect.pitch at ucsf.edu or call Jane Gitschier at (415) 476-8729 to make arrangements. Please let us know if your company participates in a matching gift program so that we can extend the benefit of your generosity.
E. Alexandra Athos
Alexandra followed in Jason's footsteps. She maintained the databases and analyzed the perceptual data. She is now in medical school at George Washington University. She plays the piano and she has absolute pitch!
Siamak Baharloo, PhD
Siamak initiated the absolute pitch project as a graduate student in the
Biomedical Sciences program at UCSF. His work was instrumental in
establishing a genetic basis for absolute pitch. Siamak now works in
Analabha Basu, PhD
Analabha was a post-doctoral fellow in Neil Risch's lab at UCSF. He
provided statistical advice on the genetic data.
Alan Bostrom, PhD
Alan is a Specialist in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
at UCSF. He plays the harpsichord.
Aaron developed our website and runs Digital Media Work. He is also a digital
Androuw worked on the absolute pitch project during the summer of 2009 when he was an undergraduate intern.
Yuri worked on the absolute pitch project during the summer of 2009 when she was an undergraduate intern.
Nelson Freimer, MD
Nelson is Professor of Psychiatry and Directory of the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics at UCLA.
Amy Kistler, PhD, MPH
Amy worked on the project for a year between graduate school and before
going on to get a Masters in Public Health at UC Berkeley. She was
instrumental in moving the project toward a web-based recruitment and
implemented a national phlebotomy service. She now works on identifying
viral diseases at UCSF.
Barbara Levinson, MA
Many of our subjects know Barbara, as she was in charge of recruitment
for the absolute pitch project before retiring in 2006. She is docent
at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. She plays the recorder.
Ian worked on the absolute pitch project during the summer of 2008 when he was an undergraduate intern.
Neil Risch, PhD
Neil is the Director of the Institute for Human Genetics at UCSF.
Beth Theusch, PhD
Beth received her PhD in the Biomedical Sciences program at UCSF. Her thesis was entitled "The Genetic Epidemiology of Absolute Pitch". She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Children's Hospital of Oakland Research Institute. She is an amateur flautist.
Jason took a break after college and set up the databases for the
project. He is now a graduate student in the Department of Molecular
and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley.