Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Grand Rounds: Using Genome-Wide Data to Investigate the Joint Genetic Architecture of Psychiatric Disorders - Elliot Tucker-Drob, Ph.D.

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Virtual - Zoom Webinar


Elliot Tucker-Drob, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Population Research Center
University of Texas, Austin

Dr. Elliot M. Tucker-Drob is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and faculty affiliate of the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a behavioral and statistical geneticist with a background in the construction and application of multivariate statistical methods for the study of human behavioral development, cognitive function, and psychiatric disease across the life course. His team developed Genomic Structural Equation Modeling (Genomic SEM), a methodological framework and software for multivariate modelling of genetic architecture using GWAS summary data. He is co-founder and co-director of the Texas Twin Project, which is a population-based study of social inequality, genetics, and epigenetics in child and adolescent cognitive development and mental health. Dr. Tucker-Drob’s research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute on Aging. He is the 2019 recipient of the Max Planck-Humboldt Medal.