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Marylyn DeRiggi Ritchie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
VICC Member

Contact Information:

Vanderbilt Center for Human Genetics Research
519 Light Hall
Nashville , TN 37232-0700
Fax: 615-343-8619

Research Specialty

Neurological Diseases/Pharmacogenomics

Research Description

We study various neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and depression. We not only study the genetic leading to disease, but also pharmacogenomics of neurological disorders. That is, is there a genetic basis behind the variability in patient response to drug treatments.

Graduate students in this laboratory will work on methodological development to facilitate the complex genetic analysis of studies of human disease, such as major depressive illness. Although the methods are not molecular in nature, the data are molecular and the inferences drawn from these studies are about the underlying cellular and molecular biology of the human disease process.


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