Prof. Anastassiou Wins NIH Award

July 20, 2009

Prof. Dimitris Anastassiou just won a 2-year $800K award ($500K direct costs) from the NIH "Informing Systems Biology through Genetic Variation: The Genes, Environment and Health Initiative" to analyze genetic variations in genome-wide association data for psychiatric disorders aimed at shedding light on causative biological mechanisms for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is a two-PI project, entitled "Computational discovery of synergistic mechanisms responsible for psychiatric disorders." The other PI is Maria Karayiorgou, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics at the Columbia University Medical Center.