Our objective is to enable scalable genetic screening to study how neurogenesis is impacted by risk genes implicated in human psychiatric disorders.
We will develop and apply state-of-the-art genomic analysis to seek mechanisms and disease modifying solutions.
Major Proposed Activities
Mental health disorders are one of the most common health conditions faced by Californian citizens: 1 in 6 California adults have experienced some form of mental illness, and 1 in 24 have a serious condition that makes it challenging to carry out major life activities. Our work is to approach the basic mechanisms involved in these disorder-implicated genetic factors to seek potential solutions to help with these devastating conditions.