VCU and Partners Receive $5.7M To Continue Transformative Study Of Clinical Depression
Research is to uncover the underlying biological processes that cause major depressive disorder. Read more »
VCU Researchers And Int'l Partners First To Identify Shared Risk Genes For Anxiety Disorders
The largest and most comprehensive study of its kind. Read more »
Brain Structure, Function & Human Development
As one of the developers, OpenMX (software used for the data from twins and their parents), launched Dr. Michael C. Neale's current interests in statistical methods. Read more »
The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics’s mission is to study the etiology of psychiatric, substance use, and major biomedical disorders that have a significant behavioral component. Our foci are genetic epidemiology, molecular genetics/genomics, and the development of statistical methods and software to analyze data.
Dr. Robert Kirkpatrick is a post-doctoral fellow at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. He first became interested [more...]
Brien P. Riley, Ph.D.
My research studies common and rare genetic variation by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and sequencing to identify risk loci for psychiatric conditions, including schizophrenia, and alcohol dependence.
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