Vishwajit L. Nimgaonkar, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator




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Annie Watson






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As the lab assistant, Annie performs general lab duties such as DNA extraction, sample storage, and database entry.  This position also gives her the ability to have a small role in several projects conducted by other lab members.  Her primary research involves conducting genotyping assays on samples from the Pittsburgh Youth Study, to identify polymorphisms within dopaminergic and serotonergic pathways that are associated with aggression and changes in brain activity.  Another area of research she is interested in is the association between neurotropic viruses and cognitive changes within various populations.



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