Schizophrenia Gene Mutation Found; Target for New Drugs

In a major advance for schizophrenia research, an international team of scientists, led by Jonathan Sebat, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and cellular and molecular medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has identified a gene mutation strongly linked to the brain disorder – and a signaling pathway that may be treatable with existing compounds. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

One of the co-authors of the study report is Marie Dell’Aquila, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Genetics and Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory for the UC San Diego Health System.