Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Meet the Team
- My research interests include the study of the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms associated with psychiatry disorders. I investigate how trauma-related events increase the vulnerability to develop mental disorders later in life.
Postdoctoral AssociateAs a postdoctoral associate at Yale University, I specialize in psychiatry genetics research. My primary focus is on epigenomic-wide association studies of various conditions, including smoking, opioid addiction, depression, and PTSD. I earned my Ph.D. in genetics and molecular biology from the University of Campinas in Brazil, where I focused on the bioinformatics of industrial yeasts and their application to bioethanol production.
Postdoctoral AssociateDiana L Núñez-Rios has a M.Sc in human genetic and completed her PhD in the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. During her PhD, she assessed rare CNVs (copy number variants) and rare de novo single nucleotide variants in the etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr Núñez joined to Montalvo-Ortiz Lab to investigate epigenetic mechanisms related with post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Jordan Owen - Student Intern
- Adnel I. Figueroa-Jimenez, B.S. - Postbac
- Olivia Wen - Student intern
Joining our Team
A successful candidate will be enthusiastic and with strong interest in neuroepigenetics and psychiatric genomics. Expertise in one of the following is required: bioinformatics, statistics, genetic epidemiology, computational biology, and neuroscience. Strong coding and/or programming skills and previous experience in R, UNIX or PYTHON are also required. Postdoc applicants must have, or be about to be awarded, a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree.
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