UNC Chapel Hill - Crowley Lab

  James J. Crowley, PhD   Dr. Crowley's research focuses on psychiatric genomics and includes molecular genetic, epidemiological and twin studies of several psychiatric disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette syndrome, schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa. Dr. Crowley earned a BS in biology from Cornell University and a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by postdoctoral work in genetics at Duke University.

James J. Crowley, PhD
Dr. Crowley's research focuses on psychiatric genomics and includes molecular genetic, epidemiological and twin studies of several psychiatric disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette syndrome, schizophrenia and anorexia nervosa. Dr. Crowley earned a BS in biology from Cornell University and a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by postdoctoral work in genetics at Duke University.

  Matt Halvorsen, PhD   Dr. Halvorsen's research focuses on analyzing common and rare genetic variation in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome, with the ultimate goal of determining what genetic variants confer risk. He received his BS in Biochemistry from SUNY Geneseo and a PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from UNC Chapel Hill, followed by postdoctoral training in genetics at Columbia University.

Matt Halvorsen, PhD
Dr. Halvorsen's research focuses on analyzing common and rare genetic variation in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome, with the ultimate goal of determining what genetic variants confer risk. He received his BS in Biochemistry from SUNY Geneseo and a PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from UNC Chapel Hill, followed by postdoctoral training in genetics at Columbia University.

UNC Chapel Hill - colleagues

  Patrick F. Sullivan, MD  Dr. Sullivan's research involves the genetic dissection of complex traits of great public health importance — particularly schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, postpartum depression, anorexia nervosa, and autism. Dr. Sullivan directs a  lab  at UNC Chapel Hill and another  lab  at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Patrick F. Sullivan, MD
Dr. Sullivan's research involves the genetic dissection of complex traits of great public health importance — particularly schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, postpartum depression, anorexia nervosa, and autism. Dr. Sullivan directs a lab at UNC Chapel Hill and another lab at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

  Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD   Dr. Bulik's research includes treatment, laboratory, animal, epidemiological, twin and molecular genetic studies of eating disorders and body weight regulation. Dr. Bulik directs a  lab  at UNC Chapel Hill and another  lab  at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD
Dr. Bulik's research includes treatment, laboratory, animal, epidemiological, twin and molecular genetic studies of eating disorders and body weight regulation. Dr. Bulik directs a lab at UNC Chapel Hill and another lab at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

  Jin Szatkiewicz, PhD  Dr. Szatkiewicz's research involves both statistical genetics and psychiatric genomics. She has extensive experience in both developing statistical methods and software tools designed to quantify genetic hypotheses and applying these methods to solve real-world problems in psychiatry.

Jin Szatkiewicz, PhD
Dr. Szatkiewicz's research involves both statistical genetics and psychiatric genomics. She has extensive experience in both developing statistical methods and software tools designed to quantify genetic hypotheses and applying these methods to solve real-world problems in psychiatry.

  Zeynep Yilmaz, PhD  Dr. Yilmaz's research research focuses on the genetics of eating disorders and cross-disorder examination of psychiatric conditions co-morbid with eating disorders.

Zeynep Yilmaz, PhD
Dr. Yilmaz's research research focuses on the genetics of eating disorders and cross-disorder examination of psychiatric conditions co-morbid with eating disorders.

NORDiC Colleagues

Sweden

  David Mataix-Cols, PhD  Dr. Mataix-Col's research focuses on anxiety, OCD and related disorders across the lifespan. His multidisciplinary research group uses a variety of methods such as genetic epidemiology and brain imaging. The group also conducts clinical trials and research into the dissemination of evidence-based treatments for these problems.

David Mataix-Cols, PhD
Dr. Mataix-Col's research focuses on anxiety, OCD and related disorders across the lifespan. His multidisciplinary research group uses a variety of methods such as genetic epidemiology and brain imaging. The group also conducts clinical trials and research into the dissemination of evidence-based treatments for these problems.

  Christian Rück, MD, PhD  Dr. Rück's research focuses on internet-based cognitive behavior therapy, OCD and related disorders including hoarding and body image problems. Another research focus is the relationship between genetic variation and response to psychological treatment.

Christian Rück, MD, PhD
Dr. Rück's research focuses on internet-based cognitive behavior therapy, OCD and related disorders including hoarding and body image problems. Another research focus is the relationship between genetic variation and response to psychological treatment.

  Ashley Nordsletten, PhD  Dr. Nordsletten's research focuses on the epidemiology and quantitative psychology of various psychiatric disorders, including OCD and hoarding disorder.

Ashley Nordsletten, PhD
Dr. Nordsletten's research focuses on the epidemiology and quantitative psychology of various psychiatric disorders, including OCD and hoarding disorder.

Norway

  Gerd Kvale, PhD  Dr. Kvale's research focuses on the causes and treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD.

Gerd Kvale, PhD
Dr. Kvale's research focuses on the causes and treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD.

  Bjarne Hansen, PhD  Dr. Hansen's research focuses on the causes and treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD.

Bjarne Hansen, PhD
Dr. Hansen's research focuses on the causes and treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD.

  Stian Solem, PhD  Dr. Solem's research focuses on the causes and treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD.

Stian Solem, PhD
Dr. Solem's research focuses on the causes and treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD.

Denmark

  Manuel Mattheisen, MD  Dr. Mattheisen's research focuses on the statistical genetics of various psychiatric disorders, including OCD.

Manuel Mattheisen, MD
Dr. Mattheisen's research focuses on the statistical genetics of various psychiatric disorders, including OCD.

  iPSYCH PIs  From left: Anders Børglum, Ole Mors, David Hougaard, Preben Bo Mortensen, Merete Nordentoft & Thomas Werge. The  iPSYCH  project studies the genetics and other aspects of major psychiatric disorders.

iPSYCH PIs
From left: Anders Børglum, Ole Mors, David Hougaard, Preben Bo Mortensen, Merete Nordentoft & Thomas Werge. The iPSYCH project studies the genetics and other aspects of major psychiatric disorders.

Finland

Boston

  Elinor Karlsson, PhD  Dr. Karlsson's research aims to identify genes, pathways, and functional variants underlying polygenic traits, including susceptibility to psychiatric disorders (using dogs as a model organism).

Elinor Karlsson, PhD
Dr. Karlsson's research aims to identify genes, pathways, and functional variants underlying polygenic traits, including susceptibility to psychiatric disorders (using dogs as a model organism).