Laura Scott, Ph.D.

Laura Scott, Ph.D.

CCMB Affiliated Faculty
Research Professor of Biostatistics

Areas of Interest

Identification of genetic variants for type II diabetes and bipolar disease: My primary research interest is the identification of genetic variants that increase the risks of common diseases. For type II diabetes, as part of the Finland-United States Investigation of NIDDM genetics (FUSION) study, and for bipolar disease, as part of the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium, I am involved in genome-wide association studies of e300K SNP variants. Analysis of the SNP variants in the context of their biological function(s) will provide information on the spectrum of disease causing variants for common diseases.