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Welcome to the Zhou Lab!

The primary research interest of Zhou lab is to identify novel genetic risks and explore the genetic etiology for alcohol use disorder, substance use disorders and the relationship with comorbidities using large scale human genetic data.

The lab will focus on several topics related to alcohol:

  1. the genetic causality of alcohol intake and alcohol use disorder on cancer risk
  2. genetics of sex differences in alcohol use and alcohol use disorder
  3. advanced genetic study of alcohol use disorder by incorporating whole exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data, and machine learning methodologies
  4. genetic relationship between alcohol use disorder and other psychiatric diseases