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Psychiatry Genetics Core

Psychiatric Genetics Core

Psychiatric research has embraced the role of genetic and epigenetic factors in the development of psychopathology, leading to a plethora of studies examining the hypothesis that an individual’s genetic predisposition may be differentially expressed based on their past or current environmental exposures. However, contemporary genetic studies require specialized sample and data management, nucleic acid extraction and quality assessment, assay development, interrogation with a variety of rapidly-evolving technological platforms, data quality checks and statistical analysis.  The Psychiatric Genetics Core is committed to facilitating the successful development of grant-funded genetic collaborations and supporting the development and training of students and fellows. 

We can consult on all aspects of a project from study design through data analysis and can liaise with the university cores that specialize in processing genome-wide arrays and conducting next generation sequencing.

Please contact Alicia Smith, Ph.D. (alicia.smith@emory.edu) if you are interested in working with us on:

  • Study design
  • Nucleic acid extraction
  • Sample management
  • Genotyping
  • Sequencing
  • DNA methylation
  • RNA expression
  • Statistical analysis
  • Data management
  • Bioinformatics