John Kelsoe, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Pathways/processes: BioGEM, VA Genechip
The lab's primary focus is bipolar disorder. We conduct both clinical and molecular studies primarily directed at finding genes involved in susceptibility to bipolar disorder. We recently identified the gene for GRK3 on chromosome 22q to be a gene for bipolar disorder. Further functional and genetic studies of this gene are a major focus for the lab. We are studying many other chromosomal regions, animal models, candidate genes and clinical treatment response projects. To learn more about them, click here.