Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Richard Arlen Price

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Richard Arlen Price

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Center for Neurobiology and Behavior
Translational Research Laboratories
125 South 31st Street
Room 2201
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2158982014
Fax: 2155732041
B.S. ( Psychology)
Georgia State University, 1972.
M.A. ( Social Psychology)
Georgia State University, 1974.
M.A. (Biological Psychology)
University of Colorado, Boulder , 1977.
Ph.D. (Psychology: Behavioral Genetics)
University of Colorado at Boulder, 1980.
Postdoc (Population Genetics)
Stanford University, 1982.
Postdoc (Human Genetics)
Yale University, 1984.
Post-Graduate Training
NIH Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Genetics (Population Genetics: L.L. Cavalli-Sforza, Advisor), Stanford University, 1980-1982.
NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow, Departments of Human Genetics and Psychiatry (Psychiatric Epidemiology: Kenneth K. Kidd and Myrna M. Weissman, Advisors), Yale University, 1982-1982.
Tourette Syndrome Association Fellow, Department of Human Genetics (Human Genetics: Kenneth K. Kidd, Advisor), Yale University, 1982-1983.
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Description of Research Expertise

Genetics of Complex Traits, Genetics of Obesity, Behavioral Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology

Selected Publications

Wang, K, Li, W-D, Glessner, JT, Grant, SFA, Hakonarson, H, Price, RA: Large copy number variations are enriched in cases with moderate to extreme obesity Diabetes 59(10): 2690-2694, October 2010.

Price, RA, Li, W-D, Zhao, H: FTO gene SNPs associated with obesity in cases, controls and extremely discordant sister pairs. BMC Medical Genetics 9: 4, January 2008.

Saunders CL, Chiodini B, Sham P, Lewis CM, Collier DA and the BMI-GSMA consortium: Abkevich V, Adeyemo AA, de Andrade M, Arya R, Berenson GS, Blangero J, Borecki IB, Chagnon YC, Chen W, Comuzzie AG, Deng H-W, Duggirala R, Feitosa MF, Froguel P, Hanson RL, Hebebrand J, Huezo-Dias P, Kissebah AH, Li W-D, Luke A, Martin L, Nash M, Öhman M, Palmer LJ, Peltonen L, Perola M, Price RA, Srinivasan SR, Stern MP, Stone SV, Wijmenga C, Wu X: Meta-analysis of genome-wide linkage studies in body mass index and obesity. Obesity 15(9): 2263-2275, Sep 2007.

Dong C., Li WD., Li D., Price RA: Extreme obesity is associated with attempted suicides: results from a family study. International Journal of Obesity 30(2): 388-90, Feb 2006.

Dong C., Li WD., Geller F., Lei L., Li D., Gorlova OY., Hebebrand J., Amos CI., Nicholls RD., Price RA: Possible genomic imprinting of three human obesity-related genetic loci. American Journal of Human Genetics 76(3): 427-37, Mar 2005.

Malhotra A., Coon H., Feitosa MF., Li WD., North KE., Price RA., Bouchard C., Hunt SC., Wolford JK., The American Diabetes Association GENNID Study Group: Meta-analysis of genome-wide linkage studies for quantitative lipid traits in African Americans. Human Molecular Genetics 14(24): 3955-62, Dec 15 2005.

Kai Wang, Wei-Dong Li, Clarence K. Zhang, Zuoheng Wang, Joseph T Glessner, Struan F.A. Grant, Hongyu Zhao, Hakon Hakonarson, R. Arlen Price: A genome-wide association study on obesity and obesity-related traits. Public Library of Science One Page: e published, April 2011.

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