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Caroline Nievergelt, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and Associate Director of Neuroscience in the Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health VA San Diego Healthcare System.

Her research is focused on genetics, genomics and epigenetics to discover genes and biological pathways involved in the etiology of psychiatric disorders and complex biomedical traits.

Trained as a population geneticist and biological anthropologist, Dr. Nievergelt is especially interested in trans- and multi-ethnic genome-wide association studies.

Dr. Nievergelt co-chairs the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC).