- Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago
900S.Ashland Ave. Room 1006
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Primary interest is to look for connection between genetic factors and human psychiatric disorders or behaviors. Current research project is the genetic studies of bipolar disease (BD) using molecular genetics, genomics and bioinformatics approaches. We reported initial finding of association between G72 and BD. We developed a series of bioinformatics tools for complex diseases study (http://bioinfo.bsd.uchicago.edu). Animal model, expression profiling, DNA copy number studies, and new bioinformatics tools are under development in this lab. Integration of the varieties of tools and data will hopefully lead us to the identification of some disease susceptibility genes. Such findings will lead to improvement of the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric diseases.