Department of Biostatistics Seminar/Workshop Series

Complex Trait Genetics and Serotonin

David C. Airey, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Member of the Center for Human Genetics Research Department of Pharmacology, VUMC School of Medicine

Wednesday, September 16, 1:30-2:30pm, MRBIII Conference Room 1220

Intended Audience: Persons interested in applied statistics, statistical theory, epidemiology, health services research, clinical trials methodology, statistical computing, statistical graphics, R users or potential users

A common vein in my research record is quantitative genetics, or the study of natural biological variation and its causes. In my seminar, I will focus predominantly on modern complex trait genetics in mice, a mammalian model organism with exemplary translational potential. I will describe some of the approaches used in this field, some of the successes, and some unresolved difficulties. I will highlight past results and novel directions in my own work involving serotonin, a modulatory neurotransmitter system that influences myriad normal brain functions and that plays important roles in psychiatric dysfunction and disease.
Topic revision: r2 - 26 Apr 2013, JohnBock

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