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.

We use statistical-computational (e.g.,GWAS, multilayer network analysis) and biological (e.g., induced pluripotent stem cell or iPSC models) methods to study genetic risk variants and neurobiological mechanisms of psychosis symptoms, and clinically important outcomes such as treatment resistance.

We study the history of psychiatric care and mental health treatment by examining archived records from psychiatric asylums.

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.

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Principal Investigator

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Rose Mary Xavier

Assistant Professor

Symptom Science, Neuropsychiatric genetics, Severe mental illnesses

Lab Members

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Aditi Nambiar

Research Assistant

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Aditya Iyer

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

Dr. X was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse …

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

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