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Paul W. Penningroth Chair, Professor and Head, Department of PsychiatryProfessor of Psychiatry
Office: 8984 John Pappajohn PavilionIowa City, IA 52242
Lab: B002J Medical LaboratoriesIowa City, IA 52242
Email: email@example.comWeb: James B. Potash Laboratory, Molecular Psychiatry DivisionWeb: Faculty Video
BA, English, Yale College, New Haven, CTMPH, Epidemiology and International Health, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MDMD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Internship, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MDResidency, Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MDChief Resident, Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in GeneticsInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in NeuroscienceInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational BiomedicineMedical Scientist Training Program
I am interested in the genetic variation and DNA methylation variation that confer susceptibility to depression and bipolar disorder. Family, twin, and adoption studies have made it abundantly clear that these disorders are substantially heritable, but only a very small proportion of that heritability has thus far been explained molecularly. Similarly, the environment clearly plays a role in the etiology of depression, but the molecular basis of that role remains undefined. I have an R01 grant from the NIMH to perform next-generation exome sequencing in about 3,000 bipolar disorder cases and controls, and examine the data searching for rare variants associated with this illness. I also have an R01 grant from the NIMH to assess genome-wide DNA methylation variation in a mouse model of stress and depression. Both of these projects involve bench work including DNA sequencing, bisulfite pyrosequencing, and gene expression assays. They further involve bioinformatics and statistical genetics assessment of large data sets.
Exonic DNA sequencing of ERBB4 in bipolar disorder.
Chronic corticosterone exposure increases expression and decreases deoxyribonucleic acid methylation of Fkbp5 in mice.
2010 September. 151(9):4332-43.
DNA methylation signatures within the human brain.
Am J Hum Genet.
2007 December. 81(6):1304-15.
Bipolar Disorder Phenome Group ,
Mood-incongruent psychotic features in bipolar disorder: familial aggregation and suggestive linkage to 2p11-q14 and 13q21-33.
Am J Psychiatry.
2007 February. 164(2):236-47.
Suggestive linkage to chromosomal regions 13q31 and 22q12 in families with psychotic bipolar disorder.
Am J Psychiatry.
2003 April. 160(4):680-6.
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