Group on Genes and Environment
in Mental Health
Terrell Hicks, MS is awarded the Kendler Award for Excellence in Pre-Doctoral Research by Virginia Commonwealth Universty's Virginia Institute of Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics (VIPBG).
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)
18 November 2022
Lab director Roseann E. Peterson, PhD gives keynote presentation on “Missing Diversity in Human Genetic Studies Limits Precision Medicine” at The Research Ethics to Advance Health Equity Symposium at SUNY Downstate.
17 November 2022
Lab member Eva Lancaster, PhD and lab director Roseann E. Peterson, PhD Understanding the genetics of peripartum depression: Research challenges, strategies, and opportunities in Frontiers in Genetics.
30 September 2022
Lab director Roseann E. Peterson, PhD and affiliate member B. Todd Webb, PhD co-authored Differences in genetic correlations between posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol-related problems phenotypes compared to alcohol consumption-related phenotypes in Psychological Medicine.
14 September 2022
Lab director Roseann E. Peterson, PhD co-authored Penetrance and Pleiotropy of Polygenic Risk Scores for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression Among Adults in the US Veterans Affairs Health Care System in JAMA Psychiatry.
International Genetic Epidemiology Society 2022
Lab director Roseann E. Peterson, PhD and lab member Eva Lancaster, PhD present at the annual International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES) meeting in Paris, France.
Lab director Roseann E. Peterson, PhD and lab affiliates Amanda Gentry, PhD and Todd Webb, PhD, co-authored Determining the stability of genome-wide factors in BMI between ages 40 to 69 years in PLoS Genetics.
NIH Summer Poster Day
3 August 2022
Lab member Rowan O'Hara presented her summer research project entitled "Genotyping the TERT-MNS16A minisatellite repeat based on short-read whole-genome sequencing data using machine learning" from the NIH Graduate Data Science Summer Program (GDSSP) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the NIH Summer Poster Day 2022.
2 August 2022
Lab director Roseann E. Peterson, PhD coauthored Concerns about the use of polygenic embryo screening for psychiatric and cognitive traits, an ethics paper published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
Lab member Madhur Singh receives a travel award from the VCU School of Medicine to present his work at the upcoming World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG) in Florence, Italy, in September.
Research Society on Alcoholism Conference
Lab director Roseann E. Peterson, PhD attended the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Conference 2022 in Orlando, Florida with student Crystal Peterson, who presented her poster titled "Is the Impact of COVID-19 on Social Media Use and Alcohol Consumption Mediated by Mental Health?".
Lab director Roseann E. Peterson, PhD also presented a talk at the "Parsing the Pleiotropy of Alcohol-Related Traits" Symposium at the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) Conference 2022 with Drs. Hang Zhou, Rachel Kember, Henry Kranzler, Sandra Sanchez Roige, and Howard Endenberg. Dr. Peterson's talk was titled "Investigating Causal Influences on Alcohol Consumption and Major Depression."
Lab director Roseann E. Peterson, PhD, co-authored Indirect paths from genetics to education in Nature Genetics.
15 April 2022
Lab member Madhur Singh receives BGA Travel Award to present his work at this year's Behavior Genetics Association (BGA) conference in LA in June.
12 April 2022
Lab director Roseann Peterson, PhD and lab members Madhur Singh, Eva Lancaster, PhD, Hope Wolf, Hailie Suarez-Rivas, and Rowan O'Hara get meet in-person for the first time at the VCU Women's Health Research Day.
Lab director Roseann Peterson, PhD and lab members Amanda Gentry, PhD, Hope Wolf, Eva Lancaster, PhD, and Rowan O'Hara have a meet up at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Sculpture Gardens.
Lab Director, Roseann E. Peterson, PhD, co-authored Intermediate stable states in substance abuse published in Addictive Behaviors.
Terrell Hicks, MS publishes his first-author paper Divergent changes: abstinence and higher-frequency substance use increase among racial/ethnic minority young adults during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Lab Director, Roseann E. Peterson, PhD is named a co-author.