The Genomics Lab’s vision is to investigate differences in DNA and find a link between genetics and specific behaviors and conditions. The goal is to target treatments to patients individually, based on their genetic code and environment.
The Genomics Laboratory provides molecular genetics, epigenetic, and gene expression analysis to over fifty investigators within the Brown University Medical School, its affiliated hospitals, and collaborating institutions around the country. Coupled with statistical genetic support from the Division of Behavioral Genetics of Rhode Island Hospital, the Genomics Laboratory provides full-service integration of genetic research methods into ongoing and new research programs in psychiatry and other areas of medical and behavioral research. In contrast to core facilities that provide only access to equipment or raw molecular data, the comprehensive support from the Genomics Laboratory and Division of Behavioral Genetics takes more of a team science approach.
The Genomics Laboratory also provides training opportunities for researchers to familiarize themselves with molecular genotyping methods (e.g., multiple NIH K and CDA-awardees have spent time training in our lab). The Genomics Laboratory is actively working on projects funded by CSR&D, HSR&D, NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH, NICD, NCRR, NSF, DoD, and numerous research foundations. As the Genomics Laboratory is physically located at the Providence VA Medical Center, we are well-positioned to conduct genetic research on Veterans without obtaining an off-site waiver.
Point of Contact: John McGeary, PhD
Phone: (401) 273-7100 ext. 13393
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