Welcome to the Center for Psychiatric Genetics (CPG)A partnership between UChicago Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem
The Center for Psychiatric Genetics (CPG) is home to the psychiatric genetic research program at the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, which focuses on studying the genetic factors contributing to schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders and behavioral traits.
Founded by Dr. Pablo V. Gejman, CPG is currently co-directed by Drs. Alan R. Sanders and Jubao Duan. The main thrust of CPG has been the design and implementation of large-scale, multi-site international studies, from systematic linkage scans to genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and, more recently, follow-up functional studies to unravel the molecular mechanisms underlying genetic associations, as well as personalized medicine. The main approaches include GWAS, exome/genome sequencing, multi-omics, human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) models, genome editing, and single-cell genomics.
CPG is primarily supported by NorthShore University HealthSystem (NUH) and federal (NIH, National Institutes of Health) research grants.
For more information, check our Research page.