Amelia Gallitano

Home Faculty Amelia Gallitano
Department: 
College of Medicine
Endorsed to: 
Co-chair
Research Interests: 
Psychiatric Illnesses

Psychiatric illnesses are caused by both genetic and environmental factors. However, almost nothing is known about how these factors interact to give rise to the biological abnormalities that underlie the symptoms of major mental illnesses like schizophrenia. The goal of my research is to elucidate the mechanism by which genes and environment interact to cause psychiatric disorders.