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Human Genetics & Psychiatric Epidemiology Lab

Purpose & Motivations

    We’re also interested in investigating heritability of the traits and studying interactions between environmental exposures and genomic factors. Furthermore, for most of the complex traits, high heterogeneity in phenotypes is often observed. We attempt to conduct advanced statistical analyses with the aid of comprehensive clinical and digital phenotype data collection to identify more homogenous phenotypic subgroups, which is beneficial for employing following genomic analyses, and can further enhance our ability for results interpretation and application for relevant health events.

    The lab of “Human Genetics and Psychiatric Epidemiology” aims to develop and apply different genetic analytic methods and bioinformatics approaches to a series of psychiatric disorders and human complex traits, in order to exploring potential effects of relevant psychosocial and environment factors, functional pathways, and different etiological/pathological mechanisms, including genome-wide associations, gene expression, post-transcriptional regulation, gut-brain axis, and metabolomic mechanisms.

Our Research

The major research focuses in our lab are complex human traits, including psychiatric disorders (e.g. mood disorder, substance use disorders, etc.), and other physical health issues (e.g. sleep disturbances, metabolic syndrome, overweight). Our study population includes clinical patients, healthy adults, and young school children. The current research topics are listed in the following sections. We welcome students and researchers who are interested in any of these topics for collaborations and further discussions with lab members.

  • 1. Mood Disorders
  • 2. Microbiota
  • 3. Youth Mental Health
  • 4. Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity
  • 5. Substance Use Disorders

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    Principal Investigator

    Po-Hsiu Kuo (郭柏秀)

    Professor, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University
    Chair, Departmant of Public Health
    Faculty in the Research Center for Genes, Environment and Human Health

  • Mailing address: Rm521, No.17, XuZhou Rd, Taipei 100, Taiwan
  • Office Number: +886-2-3366-8015
  • Fax Number: +886-2-2351-1955
  • Email: phkuo@ntu.edu.tw
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    Lab Members

    Post-Doc & Ph.D. Students

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    Chiao-Erh Chang

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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    Chien-Yin Chen

    Ph.D. Student, eighth Grade

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    Yin-Chi Cheng

    Ph.D. Student, eighth Grade

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    Zuo Hua Gan (Frankie)

    Ph.D. Student, Fifth Grade

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    Shih-Kai Lin

    Ph.D. Student, third Grade

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    Ying-Ting Chao

    Ph.D. Student, third Grade

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    Cuhaun-Yi Lin

    Ph.D. Student, Fifth Grade

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    Tsung-Min Jeng

    Ph.D. Student, First Grade

    Lab Members

    Master Students

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    Qian-Yin Lim

    Master Student, Fourth Grade

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    Chih-Kung Hsu

    Master Student, Fourth Grade

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    Lan-Ting Chang (Haha)

    Master Student, Third Grade

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    Yu-Ting Chi (Cindy)

    Master Student, Third Grade

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    Meng-Chieh Tsao

    Master Student, Second Grade

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    Wan-Tzu Hsia

    Master Student, First Grade

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    Yu-Lin Lee

    Master Student, First Grade

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    Yi-Chien Lai

    Master Student, First Grade

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    Huei-Hsuan Lai

    Master Student, First Grade

    Lab Members

    Assistances

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    Ya-Chih Cheng

    Research Assistant

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    Yi-Xin Chen

    Research Assistant

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    Tong-Tong Liou

    Research Assistant

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    Sin-Yu Ye

    Research Assistant

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    Maintained by Hui-Hsuan Lai
    Updated: 2024.01.12