Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Director, Hereditary Diseases and Family Studies
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at Indiana University

Dr. Foroud’s research is primarily in the area of mapping genes contributing to the susceptibility for common, complex genetic disorders. These include disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, bipolar disorder and alcoholism. These studies often include the recruitment of families afflicted with these disorders followed by molecular genetic studies to detect linkage to particular chromosomal regions. Her group is involved with the statistical genetic analysis of molecular data. These analyses include both linkage and linkage disequilibrium methods. The goal is to identify allelic variants which predispose as well as protect individuals from these disorders. Dr. Foroud received her PhD from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1994.