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Thursday, July 20, 2017
The 2016 VIPBG Excellence Awards Announced

The 2016 VIPBG Excellence Awards Announced

The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics pre- and post-doc awards were announced on December 15, 2016. Read more »

VCU, Swedish Study Finds Resilience Protects Against Risk for Developing Alcohol Use Disorders

VCU, Swedish Study Finds Resilience Protects Against Risk for Developing Alcohol Use Disorders

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Personal Experience Leads To Career In Anxiety Disorders

Personal Experience Leads To Career In Anxiety Disorders

Dr. John “Jack” Hettema, MD., Ph.D. is investigating the genetic and environmental risk factors for anxiety disorders using both molecular genetic approaches. Read more »

The Genetic Underpinnings Of PTSD And Stress-Related Drinking

The Genetic Underpinnings Of PTSD And Stress-Related Drinking

Drinking to cope with trauma or PTSD may serve as a pathway to alcohol use disorder. Read more »

Recent Stories

Combining Structural Equation Modeling With Genomic Approaches

Posted on 01 Jun 2017
Dr. Hermine Maes, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Human and Molecular Genetics. Her interest in the field began while she was finishing her undergraduate degree. She was interested in [more...]

Understanding The Brain Mechanisms Involved in Alcohol Use and Misuse

Posted on 05 May 2017
Dr. Vladimir Vladimirov, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. His interests in psychiatric genetics were sparked by the clinical and behavioral complexity of psychiatric disorders [more...]

Featured Postdoc: Christina Sheerin

Posted on 05 May 2017
Dr. Christina Sheerin, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral fellow at VIPBG. Her interests in trauma and its sequela began while she was completing her internship at the VA hospital while completing [more...]
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Featured Student: Ashlee Moore

Posted on 05 May 2017
Ashlee Moore is a PhD student in the Psychiatric, Behavioral, and Statistical Genetics (PBSG) PhD program. Her first exposure to genetics was during a human genetics undergraduate course, where she [more...]
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Featured Student: Jessica Bourdon

Posted on 12 Apr 2017
Jessica Bourdon is a student in the Psychiatric, Behavioral, and Statistical Genetics (PBSG) PhD program. Her interest in psychiatric genetics began as an undergraduate student at the University of Richmond [more...]

Featured Student: Elizabeth Long

Posted on 12 Apr 2017
Elizabeth Long is a student in the Psychiatric, Behavioral, and Statistical Genetics (PBSG) PhD program. Her interest in psychiatric genetics began as an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. [more...]
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AYATS Seeks to Identify Risk for Internalizing Disorders

Posted on 02 Mar 2017
Dr. Roxann Roberson-Nay, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Her background is in clinical psychology and she came to be interested in psychiatric genetics while she [more...]

Featured Postdoc: Roseann Peterson

Posted on 02 Mar 2017
Dr. Roseann Peterson, Ph.D. is a senior post-doctoral fellow at Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. Her interests in genetics began during her childhood. A deep curiosity about the [more...]