Department of Biomedical Informatics

Genetics of Schizophrenia

Research Topic: 
Bioinformatics
Personnel: 
Valentin Dinu
Amelia Gallitano (UA COM)
Matt Huentelman (TGen)

The study aims to hypothesize a pathway that can be implicated in the development of schizophrenia. We are doing this by identifying genes involved in various known biological pathways involving stress and depression, and studying the association between genetic variants and schizophrenia using data from genome wide association studies and next generation sequencing. Analysis involves statistical and data mining techniques.