Rodney Go PhD
Dr. Go is a genetic epidemiologist with experience in the genetic analyses of
complex diseases and traits, which includes population and family based genetic
association tests, genetic linkage, genetic admixture, and linkage
disequilibrium analyses. His current research activities include: identifying
new genes to confer susceptibility to Familial Alzheimer's Disease and
schizophrenia; studying the genes which confer susceptibility to infectious and
autoimmune diseases; investigating the interplay between the immune system and
age; and studying the interplay of genetics and environmental factors in
cardiovascular disease, dementia, hypertension, renal disease, diabetes,
hemochromatosis, and mental disorders.
Search for AD genes in the NIMH sibling dataset (Go, PI)
This NINDS project is a continuation of the 1999 grant where we began analysis of a genome wide
screen to identify late onset Alzheimer's disease genes and to identify
candidate genes associated with AD in the regions of identity by descent sharing.
This proposal will finish confirmatory follow-up analyses of the
11 CRI and continue genotyping polymorphisms in candidate genes for
family-based association testing.
Schizophrenia Liability Genes among African Americans (Go, PI)
The goal of this NIH/NINH project is to identify genes that underlie
liability to Schizophrenia. We will recruit a large and diverse
sample of 1260 African-American families, primarily from the
southeastern US, all of whom have at least one member diagnosed with