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About

About

Qiang (Danny) Chen, Ph.D. is a Lead Research Scientist at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development. His research interests focus on biomedical data science including statistical modeling and machine learning in studies of neuroimaging, genomics, RNA-seq, and electrophysiology. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2001. From 2002 to 2005 he finished his postdoctoral training in neuroimaging and imaging genetics at Department of Psychiatry in Weill Cornell Medicine of Cornell University. Before joining the Lieber Institute in 2012, he worked with Dr. Daniel Weinberger as a research fellow at Genes Cognition and Psychosis Program (GCAP) of the National Institute of Mental Health.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Luo Q, Chen Q, Wang W, Desrivières S, Quinlan EB, Jia T, Macare C, Robert GH, Cui J, Guedj M, Palaniyappan L, Kherif F, Banaschewski T, Bokde ALW, Büchel C, Flor H, Frouin V, Garavan H, Gowland P, Heinz A, Ittermann B, Martinot JL, Artiges E, Paillère-Martinot ML, Nees F, Orfanos DP, Poustka L, Fröhner JH, Smolka MN, Walter H, Whelan R, Callicott JH, Mattay VS, Pausova Z, Dartigues JF, Tzourio C, Crivello F, Berman KF, Li F, Paus T, Weinberger DR, Murray RM, Schumann G, Feng J. Association of a Schizophrenia-Risk Nonsynonymous Variant With Putamen Volume in Adolescents: A Voxelwise and Genome-Wide Association Study. JAMA Psychiatry. 2019 Jan 16.

Ma L, Semick SA, Chen Q, Li C, Tao R, Price AJ, Shin JH, Jia Y, Brandon NJ, Cross AJ, Hyde TM, Kleinman JE, Jaffe AE, Weinberger DR, Straub RE. Schizophrenia risk variants influence multiple classes of transcripts of sorting nexin 19 (SNX19). Mol Psychiatry. 2019 Jan 11.

Ursini G, Punzi G, Chen Q, Marenco S, Robinson JF, Porcelli A, Hamilton EG, Mitjans M, Maddalena G, Begemann M, Seidel J, Yanamori H, Jaffe AE, Berman KF, Egan MF, Straub RE, Colantuoni C, Blasi G, Hashimoto R, Rujescu D, Ehrenreich H, Bertolino A, Weinberger DR. Convergence of placenta biology and genetic risk for schizophrenia. Nat Med. 2018 Jun;24(6):792-801.

Chen Q, Ursini G, Romer AL, Knodt AR, Mezeivtch K, Xiao E, Pergola G, Blasi G, Straub RE, Callicott JH, Berman KF, Hariri AR, Bertolino A, Mattay VS, Weinberger DR. Schizophrenia polygenic risk score predicts mnemonic hippocampal activity. Brain. 2018 Apr 1;141(4):1218-1228.

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