International Consortium Receives NIH Grant to Study Genetics of Schizophrenia

GMB, NS, and PBEE faculty members were featured in the article, International consortium receives NIH grant to study genetics of schizophrenia" in the Emory News Center on October 1, 2013.

Emory researchers led by Steve Warren, PhD will head the genomics aspect of an international collaboration to study 22q11.2 deletion and its effect on schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders.

The genomic efforts’ led by Emory investigators including David Cutler, PhD, Michael Zwick, PhD, Michael Epstein, PhD, Joseph Cubells, MD, PhD, and Jennifer Mulle, PhD, will include whole-genome sequencing in order to uncover genetic variation that may contribute to the heterogeneity of neuropsychiatric and neurobehavioral phenotypes of schizophrenia and psychosis.

The story was also featured in the GenomeWeb Daily News on October 2: "Emory to Lead Genome Sequencing Effort for Psychiatric Disorders Research Project".