Research Areas

Despite significant advances on the discovery front of psychiatric genetics, the clinical value of these advances remains untested and unknown. A primary goal of our lab is to study how we can apply genetic findings to improve clinical care for mental illnesses.

The goal of this project is to characterize genetic risk factors and gene mechanisms contributing to schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms

We study the history of psychiatric care and mental health treatment by examining archived records from psychiatric asylums. We are currently examining records of patients who were admitted to Dorothea Dix psychiatric hospital in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Youth mental health disorders are strong predictors of adult mental health disorders. We study psychopathology symptoms in youth with the goal of early identification and prevention.

People

Principal Investigator

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Rose Mary Xavier

Assistant Professor

Symptom Science, Neuropsychiatric genetics, Severe mental illnesses

Lab Manager

Lab Members

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Aditi Nambiar

Research Assistant

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Aditya Iyer

Research Assistant

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Arnav Gunwani

Research Assistant

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Brandy Reardon PhD, RN

Research Associate

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Emily Wang

Research Assistant

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Fadhah Alshammari

PhD in training

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Gabe Farah

Research Assistant

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Harjas Kaur

Research Assistant

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Madina Leon MSN, PMHNP-BC

Research Associate

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Shashank Vanga

Research Assistant

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Wenxin Bian

PhD in training

Lab News

Congratulations to Madina who has successfully completed her Masters project “A Historical Analysis of Bipolar Disorder” …

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