Kenneth Kay Kidd PhD

Professor of Genetics, of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics | Neuroscience | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Genetics and Genomics

Office of Student ResearchInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramCancer Genetics & GenomicsNIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders | Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program | Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training | Genetics | Psychiatry

Research Interests

Complex Human Disorders; Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Human Population ; Genetics; Human Evolution more...


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1969

Selected Publications

  • Luo H-R, G-S. Wu, A.J. Pakstis, L. Tong, H. Oota, K. K. Kidd, Y-P Zhang. 2009. Origin and dispersal of atypical aldehyde dehydrogenase ALDH2*487Lys. Gene 435:96-103.
  • Li H., S. Borinskaya, K. Yoshimura, N. Kal'ina, A. Marusin, V.A. Stepanov, Z. Qin, S. Khaliq, M-Y Lee, Y. Yang, A. Mohyuddin, D. Gurwitz, S.Q. Mehdi, E. Rogaev, L. Jin, N. Yankovsky, J.R. Kidd, K.K. Kidd. 2009. Refined Geographic Distribution of the Oriental ALDH2*504Lys (nee 487Lys) Variant. Annals of Human Genetics 73:335–345
  • Speed W. C., S.P. Kang, D.P. Tuck, L.N. Harris, K.K. Kidd. 2009. Global variation in CYP2C8 - CYP2C9 functional haplotypes. The Pharmacogenomics Journal (epub ahead of print)



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