Comparison of Brain and Blood Suicide Signatures: From Mechanisms to Biomarkers
2019 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $100,000
Focus Areas: Neurobiological Studies, Genetic Studies
Adolfo Sequeira, Ph.D.
University of California Irvine
We learn about the neurobiology and genetics of suicide by studying the brains of people who died by suicide. Gene expression and biomarkers in the brains of those with major depressive disorder (MDD) who died by suicide will be studied alongside biomarkers in blood samples of people with MDD who have engaged in suicidal behavior to identify suicide-specific biomarkers for assessing risk.