Genetics

Genetics is a conceptually broad term referring both to the science of heredity and the biological process of transmission of characteristics from progenitor to offspring.

News items related to the topic: Genetics

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Training Series Seminar: "Pharmacogenomics in Pediatric Populations"

Darting mice may hold clues to ADHD, autism, and bipolar disorder
A darting mouse may hold an important clue in the development of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism and bipolar disorder, according to a study by a Vanderbilt University-led research team published in October 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

2015 Hobbs Discovery Grants announced
Innovation and an interest in “big data” characterize the three Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grants awarded for 2015-16, which were announced by Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) director and Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair.

Protein ‘clumping’ linked to severe form of genetic epilepsy
Researchers at Vanderbilt University for the first time have demonstrated in a mouse model that aggregation, the “clumping together” of abnormal proteins, can contribute to a severe form of genetic epilepsy.

Autism and Angelman syndrome targeted in 2016 Discovery Grants
The Michael C. Walther II Discovery Grant and two Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grants have been awarded for 2016-17, announced Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) director and Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair.

Studies related to the topic: Genetics

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Grants related to the topic: Genetics

  • Genetic and Developmental Analyses of Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein
    PI: Broadie, Kendal
  • Genetic Analysis of Synapse Formation and Function
    PI: Broadie, Kendal
  • Stress-Mediated Alterations in Serotonin 2c Receptor Editing and Function
    PI: Emeson, Ron
  • Regulation of Neurogenesis in TSC by mTORC1 and mTORC 2
    PI: Ess, Kevin
  • Gene Expression during Postnatal Development of the Central Auditory Pathway
    PI: Hackett, Troy
  • GABA(A) Receptor Assembly/Trafficking/Function and Epilepsy Missense Mutations
    PI: Macdonald, Robert
  • Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Regulation in MeCP2-Related Disorders
    PI: Niswender, Colleen
  • SLOS and Neuronal Oxidative Stress
    PI: Porter, Ned

People related to the topic: Genetics

Aaron Bowman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry, and Neurology

Kendal Broadie, Ph.D.
Stevenson Professor of Neurobiology; Professor of Biological Sciences; Professor of Pharmacology; Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Ellen Wright Clayton, J.D., M.D.
Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Law and Health Policy

Roger Colbran, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Michael K. Cooper, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Ronald Emeson, Ph.D.
Joel G. Hardman Professor of Pharmacology; Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Director, IDDRC Neuroscience Core D; Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; Director, Office of Animal Welfare Assurance; Interim Director, Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Kevin Ess, M.D., Ph.D.
Gerald M. Fenichel Chair in Neurology; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cell & Developmental Biology, and Neurology; Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology

Troy Hackett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences

Stephan Heckers, M.D.
William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Chair of the Department

Peter Hedera, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Carl H Johnson, Ph.D.
Stevenson Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences; Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Ela Knapik, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine; Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Christine Konradi, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Andrew Link, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology; Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Robert L. Macdonald, M.D., Ph.D.
Margaret and John Warner Professor of Neurology; Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

James May, M.D.
Professor of Medicine; Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

David M. Miller III, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology & Biological Sciences

Jeffrey L. Neul, M.D., Ph.D.
Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair; Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology

Colleen Niswender, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Pharmacology; Director of Molecular Pharmacology, Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery

Cathleen Pettepher, Ph.D.
Professor of Cancer Biology; Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

John Phillips III, M.D.
David T. Karzon Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Division of Pediatric Genetics; Professor of Biochemistry; Professor of Medicine; Professor of Pathology; Clinical Professor of Nursing

Ned A. Porter, Ph.D.
Stevenson Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Biochemistry

Tyler Reimschisel, M.D., MHPE
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology; Director, Division of Developmental Medicine and the Center for Child Development; Director, Vanderbilt Consortium LEND; Director, Vanderbilt Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Program; Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Michelle Southard-Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine; Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

James Sutcliffe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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