Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Behavioral Genetics

The Behavioral Genetics Laboratory under the direction of R. Arlen Price, PhD is focused on the identification and characterization of genes affecting human obesity and other complex traits having behavioral components. The Laboratory has developed three of the largest and most comprehensively assessed cohorts in the world.

The BGL maintains well-established programs in mapping and identifying genes affecting human obesity, continuing to use cutting-edge approaches to identify genes for complex traits, including participation in whole genome association studies. The laboratory continues to develop its research programs within the focus of the NIH Strategic Plan for Human Obesity Research.

Investigators involved in this area:


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