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LatinX Speaker Series: Imaging Genetics of Mood Disorders

Dr. Alejandra Rodriguez Ramirez
Department of Pharmacogenetics
​​​​​​​Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz National Institute of Psychiatry

Imaging Genetics of Mood Disorders
Mood disorders are conditions associated with alterations in brain structure and function, several studies had related some of these variations with clinical characteristics and treatment effects in patients with bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. One of the main factors implicated in the regulation of brain anatomy and function are genetics, which had been also associated with mood disorders and their features. The use of combined technologies of genetics and brain imaging have opened new opportunities to explore the neurobiological mechanism behind the clinical presentation, treatment, and prognosis of mood disorders. In this lecture we will share the experience of a Mexican lab in a newly developed field of research.

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