Drew Neavin

Thesis lab

Richard Weinshilboum, M.D.

Research project

My research is based in identifying genetic variants that may contribute to individual response to antidepressant medication by patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). We merged metabolomic, genomic and clinical data using genome-wide approaches to identify genetic variants that we can then investigate at a molecular level in the laboratory.

I am currently investigating three genes that we identified using these approaches to understand the molecular mechanisms that may contribute to individual responses to antidepressant medication in patients with MDD.