Margit Burmeister, Ph.D.

Margit Burmeister, Ph.D.

Research Professor in Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute
Professor of Human Genetics
Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
Professor of Psychiatry
Co-Director, Bioinformatics Graduate Program


5061 BSRB, 109 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200


This laboratory's research is aimed at finding genes involved in behavioral and neurological and psychiatric diseases, especially related to depression and drug abuse. With the Human Genome sequenced, unprecedented numbers of genetic variants identified, untangling these risk factors is now possible and has started in my laboratory. This includes work on the phenotypes, on novel techniques to score genetic variants in a high throughput manner, and on correlating microarray expression data with genotypes.

Research Area: 
Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Molecular Biology
Medical and Translational Research
Human and Statistical Genetics