|Welcome to the UCSD Laboratory of
The laboratory is part of the Department of
Psychiatry in the UCSD School of Medicine.
We employ genetic and genomic
methods to identify genes involved in the cause of psychiatric illness and the
response to treatment. By better understanding the biological mechanisms
involved in disease and treatment, the lives of patients with these disorders
can be improved.
The lab's primary focus is bipolar disorder. We conduct both clinical and
molecular studies primarily directed at finding genes involved in susceptibility
to bipolar disorder. We recently identified the gene for GRK3 on chromosome 22q
to be a gene for bipolar disorder. Further functional and genetic studies of
this gene are a major focus for the lab. We are studying many other chromosomal
regions, animal models, candidate genes and clinical treatment response
projects. To learn more about them, click here.
If you are a patient and interested in our research please feel free
to look around here. This site is geared for scientists and
professionals. We also have another site especially for patients and for
the public. Click here to see it.
There is lots of information about bipolar disorder. If you have
participated in our studies, thank you. This work would not be possible
without you. If you would like to learn more about possible
participation, look here.
For Students and Trainees
There are a variety of projects suitable for graduate students,
medical students, post docs, psychiatric residents and visiting
scientists. Please survey our projects and work and see what you think.
Positions are currently limited. If you are interested, please
contact us and we can talk.
Looking for Data related to a publication or project.
See also our informational site on bipolar
disorder for the public.
You are the
visitor to the revised lab web site.