About ISTSS
Genomics and Trauma SIG
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Genomics and Trauma SIG

Focus
The focus of this SIG is on the development of a network of professionals interested in traumatic stress exposure and outcomes as related to a range of genomic approaches spanning family studies, candidate gene studies, GWAS, whole genome, gene-environment interplay, and epigenetic processes. This group will foster opportunities to develop collaboration among SIG members, to learn from one another, and to provide further learning to members of the larger ISTSS community.

Purpose
First, the intent of this group is to foster a network of collaboration, which is particularly important in genetic studies that often require collaborations across multiple international groups. Second, the group will provide opportunities for clinicians and scientists interested in different aspects of genomic research, an inherently transdisciplinary field, to learn from one another. Third, the Genomics and Trauma SIG will aim to provide opportunities for ISTSS members who are unfamiliar with genomic approaches to learn more about genomic methods and the implications of genomic findings for other areas of the study of traumatic stress.

Chairs

Ananda Amstadter, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Institute for Psyc Genetics
800 E Leigh, Ste 100
Richmond, VA 29425
Phone: 804-828-8129
Fax: 804-828-1471
Email: abamstadter@vcu.edu 

Nicole Nugent, PhD
Brown University
197 Don Ave
Rumford, RI 02916
Phone: (401)793-8213
Email: nicole_nugent@brown.edu