Molecular Genetics laboratory

Prof. Sanjeev Jain

The Molecular Genetics lab has been involved in several research and molecular diagnostics projects in neuropsychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, dementia, OCD, alcoholism, spino-cerebellar ataxia, muscular dystrophy etc. In addition to candidate gene studies using case control association, lymphoblastoid cell lines are being derived from patient blood lymphocytes to have a permanent source of DNA and also use it as a model system.

PBMCs are isolated from whole blood and transformed with EBV to derive LCL lines. Epigenetic studies have been initiated on alcohol samples. There has been significant overlap and exchange of knowledge between the clinic and the lab via interactions with researchers in the lab.

The laboratory has completed many funded projects. More than 40 researchers including PhD scholars, MD, MSc, B.Tech, M.Tech students and faculty from NIMHANS and other institutes are currently using the lab facility.

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