American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
Department of Biostatistics Colloquium



THE USE OF EPIGENETIC PROFILING IN UNDERSTANDING
THE MOLECULAR AND GENETIC BASIS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

by

Herb M. Lachman, M.D.
Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
www.einstein.yu.edu/psychiatry/page.aspx?id=4602


Abstract

Epigenetics profiling, such as analyzing DNA methylation changes in the brain, is a strategy investigators have used to understand the development of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, this is only one aspect of how epigenetics can be exploited in biological psychiatry. In this talk, Dr. Lachman will describe novel uses of epigenetic profiling involving ChIP-chip and ChIP-Seq in studying the molecular and genetic basis of these conditions.

Biographical Note

Dr. Herb Lachman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is interested in the molecular and genetic basis of psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and addiction.


Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Location: Mailman School of Public Health
Department of Biostatistics
722 West 168th Street
Biostatistics Computer Lab
6th Floor - Room 656
New York, New York

RESERVATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED

Informal tea at 3:40 P.M.


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