Schizophrenia-associated gene research funded by $3.1 million NIH grant

A research team at Emory University is embarking on a multipronged study of 3q29 deletion syndrome, a genetic mutation associated with a 40-fold increased risk for schizophrenia and a range of other neuropsychiatric conditions including mild to moderate intellectual disability, autism and anxiety. The research is funded by a $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health.

Co-principal investigators for the project at Emory University School of Medicine are Jennifer Mulle, PhD, assistant professor of human genetics and Gary Bassell, PhD, professor and chair of cell biology. Other project collaborators are in the Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory Department of Pediatrics, Emory Department of Psychology, and the Marcus Autism Center. Dr. Mulle is a faculty member in the GMB and PBEE programs and Dr. Bassell is a faculty member in the BCDB and NS programs.

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