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Using novel molecular and computational approaches, Steven McCarroll's lab researches genetic risk factors for schizophrenia.
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Geneticist Steven McCarroll is conducting groundbreaking research on the causes of schizophrenia. McCarroll and the scientists in his lab use genetics, molecular biology and novel approaches for single-cell analysis to reveal the ways in which genomes vary from person to person and the mechanisms by which such variation contributes to human disease. Steven and his team at Harvard have linked schizophrenia to a specific gene variation that can cause significant synaptic pruning, a discovery that has led to development of possible treatment agents for affected individuals. Prior to leading his lab, Steven earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco and he is currently serving as Director of Genetics for the Broad Institute's Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research.

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