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Genome-Wide Investigation of Suicide Ideation and Attempt in the Context of Substance Dependence

2017 Young Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $85,000
Focus Area: Genetic Studies

Renato Polimanti, Ph.D.

Renato Polimanti, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine

Mentor: Joel Gelernter, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine

Inside the Research

Question: What are the gene-by-environmental contributors to suicide-related behavior in people with substance dependence?

Strategy: Apply gene x environment genome-wide analysis to samples from 8,000 participants in genetic studies and 16,000 recruits from the Army STARRS study.

Impact: Uncovering of biological mechanisms of suicide-related behaviors and potential for intervention.