State of the Science: Exploring Best Practices in Traumatic Stress Genomics

Cohen Veterans Bioscience and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Genetics sponsored a 1-day workshop to explore the state of the science in PTSD genetics and to share rationale and guidance for best practices in genomics research drawn from case studies of other areas of complex disease. The proceedings will be made available to the community for feedback.

Recent appearances

We hope you were able to join us for our presentation of preliminary results of the PGC-PTSD GWAS at SOBP 2017! img_1881

Postdoc position open

A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nievergelt, Department of Psychiatry, UCSD to join an NIMH-funded international collaborative study investigating the genetic basis of PTSD.

Look for us in Molecular Psychiatry

We are quite happy to say that the PGC-PTSD group’s paper, “Largest GWAS of PTSD (N=20,070) Yields Genetic Overlap with Schizophrenia and Sex Differences in Heritability”, has been accepted for publication in Molecular Psychiatry!

Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry

sobp2017_banner-smallWe hope you can join us for the Society of Biological Psychiatry’s 72nd Annual Meeting, May 18-20, 2017 in San Diego. We will be holding a symposium titled, “The Psychiatric Genomics Consortium: Path to Integration of Multi-System Markers of Risk for PTSD” on May 18th, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Ricopili – Modified for ancestry

Our modified version of Ricopili is live on Github

NIMH PGC PTSD GWAS and EWAS grants funded!


Association of Predeployment Heart Rate Variability With Risk of Postdeployment Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Active-Duty Marines

We proudly report the release of our publication on heart rate variability as a predictor of PTSD, which has now made the news. Listen to a short spot on KPBS radio news.

Gene networks specific for innate immunity define post-traumatic stress disorder

We recently published our findings linking co-regulated genes to the development of PTSD. Abstract here

Genomic Predictors of Combat Stress Vulnerability

Earlier this year we released the results of the first multi-ethnic GWAS of PTSD, implicating novel gene PRTFDC1. Abstract here.