My research focuses on the development of statistical tools for the analysis of genetic data from genetic epidemiology studies. Specifically, I am working on the following issues:

  • Familial dependence in data from genetic studies
  • Causality in genetic association analysis
  • Genetic heterogeneity
  • Phenotype definition in genetic studies
  • Classification problems for microarray gene signatures

The applications of my research focus on complex disorders, such as:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Cardiovascular diseases