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Laura Almasy

Professor of Genetics
Department: Genetics
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
1016C Abramson Research Center
3615 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3031
Education:
B.A. (Biology and Psychology)
Swarthmore College, 1990.
M.Phil. (Genetics)
Yale University, 1992.
Ph.D. (Genetics)
Yale University, 1996.
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Selected Publications

Knowles E E M, Huynh K, Meikle P J, Göring H H H, Olvera R L, Mathias S R, Duggirala R, Almasy L, Blangero J, Curran J E, Glahn D C: The lipidome in major depressive disorder: Shared genetic influence for ether-phosphatidylcholines, a plasma-based phenotype related to inflammation, and disease risk. European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists 43: 44-50, Jun 2017.

Kulkarni Hemant, Mamtani Manju, Wong Gerard, Weir Jacquelyn M, Barlow Christopher K, Dyer Thomas D, Almasy Laura, Mahaney Michael C, Comuzzie Anthony G, Duggirala Ravindranath, Meikle Peter J, Blangero John, Curran Joanne E: Genetic correlation of the plasma lipidome with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and insulin resistance in Mexican American families. BMC genetics 18(1): 48, May 2017.

Adkins Amy E, Hack Laura M, Bigdeli Tim B, Williamson Vernell S, McMichael G Omari, Mamdani Mohammed, Edwards Alexis C, Aliev Fazil, Chan Robin F, Bhandari Poonam, Raabe Richard C, Alaimo Joseph T, Blackwell GinaMari G, Moscati Arden, Poland Ryan S, Rood Benjamin, Patterson Diana G, Walsh Dermot, Whitfield John B, Zhu Gu, Montgomery Grant W, Henders Anjali K, Martin Nicholas G, Heath Andrew C, Madden Pamela A F, Frank Josef, Ridinger Monika, Wodarz Norbert, Soyka Michael, Zill Peter, Ising Marcus, Nöthen Markus M, Kiefer Falk, Rietschel Marcella, Gelernter Joel, Sherva Richard, Koesterer Ryan, Almasy Laura, Zhao Hongyu, Kranzler Henry R, Farrer Lindsay A, Maher Brion S, Prescott Carol A, Dick Danielle M, Bacanu Silviu A, Mathies Laura D, Davies Andrew G, Vladimirov Vladimir I, Grotewiel Mike, Bowers M Scott, Bettinger Jill C, Webb Bradley T, Miles Michael F, Kendler Kenneth S, Riley Brien P: Genomewide Association Study of Alcohol Dependence Identifies Risk Loci Altering Ethanol-Response Behaviors in Model Organisms. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research 41(5): 911-928, May 2017.

Hodgson Karen, Carless Melanie A, Kulkarni Hemant, Curran Joanne E, Sprooten Emma, Knowles Emma E, Mathias Samuel, Göring Harald H H, Yao Nailin, Olvera Rene L, Fox Peter T, Almasy Laura, Duggirala Ravi, Blangero John, Glahn David C: Epigenetic Age Acceleration Assessed with Human White-Matter Images. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 37(18): 4735-4743, May 2017.

Knowles Emma Em, Meikle Peter J, Huynh Kevin, Göring Harald Hh, Olvera Rene L, Mathias Samuel R, Duggirala Ravi, Almasy Laura, Blangero John, Curran Joanne E, Glahn David C: Serum phosphatidylinositol as a biomarker for bipolar disorder liability. Bipolar disorders 19(2): 107-115, Mar 2017.

Hibar Derrek P, Adams Hieab H H, Jahanshad Neda, Chauhan Ganesh, Stein Jason L, Hofer Edith, Renteria Miguel E, Bis Joshua C, Arias-Vasquez Alejandro, Ikram M Kamran, Desrivières Sylvane, Vernooij Meike W, Abramovic Lucija, Alhusaini Saud, Amin Najaf, Andersson Micael, Arfanakis Konstantinos, Aribisala Benjamin S, Armstrong Nicola J, Athanasiu Lavinia, Axelsson Tomas, Beecham Ashley H, Beiser Alexa, Bernard Manon, Blanton Susan H, Bohlken Marc M, Boks Marco P, Bralten Janita, Brickman Adam M, Carmichael Owen, Chakravarty M Mallar, Chen Qiang, Ching Christopher R K, Chouraki Vincent, Cuellar-Partida Gabriel, Crivello Fabrice, Den Braber Anouk, Doan Nhat Trung, Ehrlich Stefan, Giddaluru Sudheer, Goldman Aaron L, Gottesman Rebecca F, Grimm Oliver, Griswold Michael E, Guadalupe Tulio, Gutman Boris A, Hass Johanna, Haukvik Unn K, Hoehn David, Holmes Avram J, Hoogman Martine, Janowitz Deborah, Jia Tianye, Jørgensen Kjetil N, Karbalai Nazanin, Kasperaviciute Dalia, Kim Sungeun, Klein Marieke, Kraemer Bernd, Lee Phil H, Liewald David C M, Lopez Lorna M, Luciano Michelle, Macare Christine, Marquand Andre F, Matarin Mar, Mather Karen A, Mattheisen Manuel, McKay David R, Milaneschi Yuri, Muñoz Maniega Susana, Nho Kwangsik, Nugent Allison C, Nyquist Paul, Loohuis Loes M Olde, Oosterlaan Jaap, Papmeyer Martina, Pirpamer Lukas, Pütz Benno, Ramasamy Adaikalavan, Richards Jennifer S, Risacher Shannon L, Roiz-Santiañez Roberto, Rommelse Nanda, Ropele Stefan, Rose Emma J, Royle Natalie A, Rundek Tatjana, Sämann Philipp G, Saremi Arvin, Satizabal Claudia L, Schmaal Lianne, Schork Andrew J, Shen Li, Shin Jean, Shumskaya Elena, Smith Albert V, Sprooten Emma, Strike Lachlan T, Teumer Alexander, Tordesillas-Gutierrez Diana, Toro Roberto, Trabzuni Daniah, Trompet Stella, Vaidya Dhananjay, Van der Grond Jeroen, Van der Lee Sven J, Van der Meer Dennis, Van Donkelaar Marjolein M J, Van Eijk Kristel R, Van Erp Theo G M, Van Rooij Daan, Walton Esther, Westlye Lars T, Whelan Christopher D, Windham Beverly G, Winkler Anderson M, Wittfeld Katharina, Woldehawariat Girma, Wolf Christiane, Wolfers Thomas, Yanek Lisa R, Yang Jingyun, Zijdenbos Alex, Zwiers Marcel P, Agartz Ingrid, Almasy Laura, Ames David, Amouyel Philippe, Andreassen Ole A, Arepalli Sampath, Assareh Amelia A, Barral Sandra, Bastin Mark E, Becker Diane M, Becker James T, Bennett David A, Blangero John, van Bokhoven Hans, Boomsma Dorret I, Brodaty Henry, Brouwer Rachel M, Brunner Han G, Buckner Randy L, Buitelaar Jan K, Bulayeva Kazima B, Cahn Wiepke, Calhoun Vince D, Cannon Dara M, Cavalleri Gianpiero L, Cheng Ching-Yu, Cichon Sven, Cookson Mark R, Corvin Aiden, Crespo-Facorro Benedicto, Curran Joanne E, Czisch Michael, Dale Anders M, Davies Gareth E, De Craen Anton J M, De Geus Eco J C, De Jager Philip L, De Zubicaray Greig I, Deary Ian J, Debette Stéphanie, DeCarli Charles, Delanty Norman, Depondt Chantal, DeStefano Anita, Dillman Allissa, Djurovic Srdjan, Donohoe Gary, Drevets Wayne C, Duggirala Ravi, Dyer Thomas D, Enzinger Christian, Erk Susanne, Espeseth Thomas, Fedko Iryna O, Fernández Guillén, Ferrucci Luigi, Fisher Simon E, Fleischman Debra A, Ford Ian, Fornage Myriam, Foroud Tatiana M, Fox Peter T, Francks Clyde, Fukunaga Masaki, Gibbs J Raphael, Glahn David C, Gollub Randy L, Göring Harald H H, Green Robert C, Gruber Oliver, Gudnason Vilmundur, Guelfi Sebastian, Håberg Asta K, Hansell Narelle K, Hardy John, Hartman Catharina A, Hashimoto Ryota, Hegenscheid Katrin, Heinz Andreas, Le Hellard Stephanie, Hernandez Dena G, Heslenfeld Dirk J, Ho Beng-Choon, Hoekstra Pieter J, Hoffmann Wolfgang, Hofman Albert, Holsboer Florian, Homuth Georg, Hosten Norbert, Hottenga Jouke-Jan, Huentelman Matthew, Pol Hilleke E Hulshoff, Ikeda Masashi, Jack Clifford R, Jenkinson Mark, Johnson Robert, Jönsson Erik G, Jukema J Wouter, Kahn René S, Kanai Ryota, Kloszewska Iwona, Knopman David S, Kochunov Peter, Kwok John B, Lawrie Stephen M, Lemaître Hervé, Liu Xinmin, Longo Dan L, Lopez Oscar L, Lovestone Simon, Martinez Oliver, Martinot Jean-Luc, Mattay Venkata S, McDonald Colm, McIntosh Andrew M, McMahon Francis J, McMahon Katie L, Mecocci Patrizia, Melle Ingrid, Meyer-Lindenberg Andreas, Mohnke Sebastian, Montgomery Grant W, Morris Derek W, Mosley Thomas H, Mühleisen Thomas W, Müller-Myhsok Bertram, Nalls Michael A, Nauck Matthias, Nichols Thomas E, Niessen Wiro J, Nöthen Markus M, Nyberg Lars, Ohi Kazutaka, Olvera Rene L, Ophoff Roel A, Pandolfo Massimo, Paus Tomas, Pausova Zdenka, Penninx Brenda W J H, Pike G Bruce, Potkin Steven G, Psaty Bruce M, Reppermund Simone, Rietschel Marcella, Roffman Joshua L, Romanczuk-Seiferth Nina, Rotter Jerome I, Ryten Mina, Sacco Ralph L, Sachdev Perminder S, Saykin Andrew J, Schmidt Reinhold, Schmidt Helena, Schofield Peter R, Sigursson Sigurdur, Simmons Andrew, Singleton Andrew, Sisodiya Sanjay M, Smith Colin, Smoller Jordan W, Soininen Hilkka, Steen Vidar M, Stott David J, Sussmann Jessika E, Thalamuthu Anbupalam, Toga Arthur W, Traynor Bryan J, Troncoso Juan, Tsolaki Magda, Tzourio Christophe, Uitterlinden Andre G, Hernández Maria C Valdés, Van der Brug Marcel, van der Lugt Aad, van der Wee Nic J A, Van Haren Neeltje E M, van 't Ent Dennis, Van Tol Marie-Jose, Vardarajan Badri N, Vellas Bruno, Veltman Dick J, Völzke Henry, Walter Henrik, Wardlaw Joanna M, Wassink Thomas H, Weale Michael E, Weinberger Daniel R, Weiner Michael W, Wen Wei, Westman Eric, White Tonya, Wong Tien Y, Wright Clinton B, Zielke Ronald H, Zonderman Alan B, Martin Nicholas G, Van Duijn Cornelia M, Wright Margaret J, Longstreth W T, Schumann Gunter, Grabe Hans J, Franke Barbara, Launer Lenore J, Medland Sarah E, Seshadri Sudha, Thompson Paul M, Ikram M Arfan: Novel genetic loci associated with hippocampal volume. Nature communications 8: 13624, Jan 2017.

Hodgson Karen, Almasy Laura, Knowles Emma E M, Kent Jack W, Curran Joanne E, Dyer Thomas D, Göring Harald H H, Olvera Rene L, Woolsey Mary D, Duggirala Ravi, Fox Peter T, Blangero John, Glahn David C: The genetic basis of the comorbidity between cannabis use and major depression. Addiction (Abingdon, England) 112(1): 113-123, Jan 2017.

Li James J, Cho Seung Bin, Salvatore Jessica E, Edenberg Howard J, Agrawal Arpana, Chorlian David B, Porjesz Bernice, Hesselbrock Victor, Dick Danielle M: The Impact of Peer Substance Use and Polygenic Risk on Trajectories of Heavy Episodic Drinking Across Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research 41(1): 65-75, Jan 2017.

Meyers J L, Zhang J, Wang J C, Su J, Kuo S I, Kapoor M, Wetherill L, Bertelsen S, Lai D, Salvatore J E, Kamarajan C, Chorlian D, Agrawal A, Almasy L, Bauer L, Bucholz K K, Chan G, Hesselbrock V, Koganti L, Kramer J, Kuperman S, Manz N, Pandey A, Seay M, Scott D, Taylor R E, Dick D M, Edenberg H J, Goate A, Foroud T, Porjesz B: An endophenotype approach to the genetics of alcohol dependence: a genome wide association study of fast beta EEG in families of African ancestry. Molecular psychiatry Jan 2017.

Adams, H. H., Hibar, D. P., Chouraki, V., Stein, J. L., Nyquist, P. A., Renteria, M. E., Trompet, S., Arias-Vasquez, A., Seshadri, S., Desrivieres, S., Beecham, A. H., Jahanshad, N., Wittfeld, K., Van der Lee, S. J., Abramovic, L., Alhusaini, S., Amin, N., Andersson, M., Arfanakis, K., Aribisala, B. S., Armstrong, N. J., Athanasiu, L., Axelsson, T., Beiser, A., Bernard, M., Bis, J. C., Blanken, L. M., Blanton, S. H., Bohlken, M. M., Boks, M. P., Bralten, J., Brickman, A. M., Carmichael, O., Chakravarty, M. M., Chauhan, G., Chen, Q., Ching, C. R., Cuellar-Partida, G., Braber, A. D., Doan, N. T., Ehrlich, S., Filippi, I., Ge, T., Giddaluru, S., Goldman, A. L., Gottesman, R. F., Greven, C. U., Grimm, O., Griswold, M. E., Guadalupe, T., Hass, J., Haukvik, U. K., Hilal, S., Hofer, E., Hoehn, D., Holmes, A. J., Hoogman, M., Janowitz, D., Jia, T., Kasperaviciute, D., Kim, S., Klein, M., Kraemer, B., Lee, P. H., Liao, J., Liewald, D. C., Lopez, L. M., Luciano, M., Macare, C., Marquand, A., Matarin, M., Mather, K. A., Mattheisen, M., Mazoyer, B., McKay, D. R., McWhirter, R., Milaneschi, Y., Mirza-Schreiber, N., Muetzel, R. L., Maniega, S. M., Nho, K., Nugent, A. C., Loohuis, L. M., Oosterlaan, J., Papmeyer, M., Pappa, I., Pirpamer, L., Pudas, S., Putz, B., Rajan, K. B., Ramasamy, A., Richards, J. S., Risacher, S. L., Roiz-Santianez, R., Rommelse, N., Rose, E. J., Royle, N. A., Rundek, T., Samann, P. G., Satizabal, C. L., Schmaal, L., Schork, A. J., Shen, L., Shin, J., Shumskaya, E., Smith, A. V., Sprooten, E., Strike, L. T., Teumer, A., Thomson, R., Tordesillas-Gutierrez, D., Toro, R., Trabzuni, D., Vaidya, D., Van der Grond, J., Van der Meer, D., Van Donkelaar, M. M., Van Eijk, K. R., Van Erp, T. G., Van Rooij, D., Walton, E., Westlye, L. T., Whelan, C. D., Windham, B. G., Winkler, A. M., Woldehawariat, G., Wolf, C., Wolfers, T., Xu, B., Yanek, L. R., Yang, J., Zijdenbos, A., Zwiers, M. P., Agartz, I., Aggarwal, N. T., Almasy, L., Ames, D., Amouyel, P., Andreassen, O. A., Arepalli, S., Assareh, A. A., Barral, S., Bastin, M. E., Becker, D. M., Becker, J. T., Bennett, D. A., Blangero, J., van Bokhoven, H., Boomsma, D. I., Brodaty, H., Brouwer, R. M., Brunner, H. G., Buckner, R. L., Buitelaar, J. K., Bulayeva, K. B., Cahn, W., Calhoun, V. D., Cannon, D. M., Cavalleri, G. L., Chen, C., Cheng, C. Y., Cichon, S., Cookson, M. R., Corvin, A., Crespo-Facorro, B., Curran, J. E., Czisch, M., Dale, A. M., Davies, G. E., De Geus, E. J., De Jager, P. L., de Zubicaray, G. I., Delanty, N., Depondt, C., DeStefano, A. L., Dillman, A., Djurovic, S., Donohoe, G., Drevets, W. C., Duggirala, R., Dyer, T. D., Erk, S., Espeseth, T., Evans, D. A., Fedko, I. O., Fernandez, G., Ferrucci, L., Fisher, S. E., Fleischman, D. A., Ford, I., Foroud, T. M., Fox, P. T., Francks, C., Fukunaga, M., Gibbs, J. R., Glahn, D. C., Gollub, R. L., Goring, H. H., Grabe, H. J., Green, R. C., Gruber, O., Gudnason, V., Guelfi, S., Hansell, N. K., Hardy, J., Hartman, C. A., Hashimoto, R., Hegenscheid, K., Heinz, A., Le Hellard, S., Hernandez, D. G., Heslenfeld, D. J., Ho, B. C., Hoekstra, P. J., Hoffmann, W., Hofman, A., Holsboer, F., Homuth, G., Hosten, N., Hottenga, J. J., Pol, H. E., Ikeda, M., Ikram, M. K., Jr, C. R., Jenkinson, M., Johnson, R., Jonsson, E. G., Jukema, J. W., Kahn, R. S., Kanai, R., Kloszewska, I., Knopman, D. S., Kochunov, P., Kwok, J. B., Lawrie, S. M., Lemaitre, H., Liu, X., Longo, D. L., Jr, W. T., Lopez, O. L., Lovestone, S., Martinez, O., Martinot, J. L., Mattay, V. S., McDonald, C., McIntosh, A. M., McMahon, K. L., McMahon, F. J., Mecocci, P., Melle, I., Meyer-Lindenberg, A., Mohnke, S., Montgomery, G. W., Morris, D. W., Mosley, T. H., Muhleisen, T. W., Muller-Myhsok, B., Nalls, M. A., Nauck, M., Nichols, T. E., Niessen, W. J., Nothen, M. M., Nyberg, L., Ohi, K., Olvera, R. L., Ophoff, R. A., Pandolfo, M., Paus, T., Pausova, Z., Penninx, B. W., Pike, G. B., Potkin, S. G., Psaty, B. M., Reppermund, S., Rietschel, M., Roffman, J. L., Romanczuk-Seiferth, N., Rotter, J. I., Ryten, M., Sacco, R. L., Sachdev, P. S., Saykin, A. J., Schmidt, R., Schofield, P. R., Sigurdsson, S., Simmons, A., Singleton, A., Sisodiya, S. M., Smith, C., Smoller, J. W., Soininen, H., Srikanth, V., Steen, V. M., Stott, D. J., Sussmann, J. E., Thalamuthu, A., Tiemeier, H., Toga, A. W., Traynor, B. J., Troncoso, J., Turner, J. A., Tzourio, C., Uitterlinden, A. G., Hernandez, M. C., Van der Brug, M., Van der Lugt, A., Van der Wee, N. J., Van Duijn, C. M., Van Haren, N. E., Van, T. Ent D., Van Tol, M. J., Vardarajan, B. N., Veltman, D. J., Vernooij, M. W., Volzke, H., Walter, H., Wardlaw, J. M., Wassink, T. H., Weale, M. E., Weinberger, D. R., Weiner, M. W., Wen, W., Westman, E., White, T., Wong, T. Y., Wright, C. B., Zielke, H. R., Zonderman, A. B., Deary, I. J., DeCarli, C., Schmidt, H., Martin, N. G., De Craen, A. J., Wright, M. J., Launer, L. J., Schumann, G., Fornage, M., Franke, B., Debette, S., Medland, S. E., Ikram, M. A., Thompson, P. M.: Novel genetic loci underlying human intracranial volume identified through genome-wide association. Nat Neurosci 19(12): 1569-1582, Dec 2016.

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