Understanding The Etiology of Psychiatric Illnesses
Throughout his career, Dr. Kendler has published over 850 articles, making him one of the highest cited psychiatry researchers. He has also made many other significant and impressive contributions to the field. Read more »
Featured Student: Tim Bigdeli, Ph.D.
Tim Bigdeli's current research examines the question of whether genetic factors underlie clinical heterogeneity. He's also interested in schizophrenia because it is highly heterogeneous and highly genetic. Read more »
Student Researches 'Subtle Biological Differences' Of Addiction
Binge drinking is a growing problem in the United States, but are all problem drinkers the same? That is a question Virginia Commonwealth University student Megan Cooke hopes to answer. Read more »
The 2015 VIPBG Excellence Awards Announced
The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics pre- and post-doc awards were announced on November 5, 2015 by Drs. Michael Neale and Roxanne Robberson-Nay. Read more »
The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics’s mission is to study the etiology of psychiatric, substance use, and major biomedical disorders that have a significant behavioral component. Our foci are genetic epidemiology, molecular genetics/genomics, and the development of statistical methods and software to analyze data.
Dr. Tim Bigdeli, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral fellow at Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. His interests in psychiatric [more...]
Kenneth K. Kendler, M.D.
My research focuses on the genetic and environmental influences on schizophrenia, depression, substance misuse and personality disorders from both a genetic epidemiologic and molecular perspective.
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