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A Computational Approach to Adolescent Brain Development in the Context of Schizophrenia

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Adolescent brain development is directed by genetic variants and modulated by environmental factors. Deviation from normal adolescent brain development precedes manifestations of many mental and physical health problems. Applying a computational approach to large-scale neuroimaging cohort studies, we can now begin to identify and validate the neural correlates linking genetic or environmental risk factors to mental health. In this talk, we are going to discuss such an example, namely a point mutation in the zinc-transporter gene SLC39A8 may increase the risk of schizophrenia in adulthood by altering the development of putamen volume in the adolescent brains.

This talk is part of the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Seminars series.

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