Characterization of Rare Genetic Variants Involved in Risk of Death by Suicide
Emily DiBlasi, Ph.D. , University of Utah
Mentor: Hilary Coon, Ph.D.
2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Utah Suicide Research Study, with its more than 4,300 individuals who died by suicide and a matched comparison group, provides a unique opportunity to identify rare genes that contribute to suicide and may not be identified in smaller studies. Knowledge about the contribution of genes to suicide can inform the development of medications that may aid in suicide prevention.