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The Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics Lab in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center is a translational human genetics research lab focused on illuminating data that are useful to informing better approaches for treating disorders of the brain. We are a damp lab leveraging cutting-edge molecular techniques as well as innovative computational approaches to study genetics and are on a particular quest to detect and characterize pleiotropic effects.

Our goals are to help decipher the complex biology underlying expression of genetic disorders affecting the brain to eventually improve treatment, outcomes and overall quality of life for individuals with neurodevelopmental, neuropsychiatric and neurological conditions.

Principal Investigator: Olivia J. Veatch, Ph.D., M.S.
Location: Smith East 4005

Dr. Veatch accepts graduate students via the Cell Biology and Physiology Department.

Students or postdocs interested in joining the MGB Lab may contact Dr. Veatch directly at or at her office in Smith West 1008.

Research Interests

  • Human Genetics
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Systems Genomics
  • Machine Learning
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Mental Health
  • Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of Kansas Medical Center
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Mailstop 4015
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6400
Fax: 913-588-6414