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Laura Marianne Huckins, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

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Laura Marianne Huckins, PhD


Dr. Laura Huckins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. She received her masters in BioEngineering from Imperial College London in 2011, and her PhD in Molecular Biology and Psychiatric Genetics from the University of Cambridge in 2015. Her research focuses primarily on studying psychiatric disorders, with an emphasis on eating disorders and PTSD, as well as development and application of multi-omic methods to interpret the functional consequences of GWAS variants. Her lab focuses particularly on Eating Disorders and PTSD; to this end, she is co-chair of the PGC Eating Disorders working group.

Dr. Huckins' work is funded by the Klarman Family Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Education & Training

  • Postdoc
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2017)
  • PhD
    University of Cambridge, Molecular Biology (2015)
  • MSc
    Imperial College London, BioEngineering (2011)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Theodore Reich Early Career AwardInternational Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG)2023

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