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Douglas Ruderfer

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    Formally trained in computational biology and genetics, Douglas Ruderfer received his BS in computer engineering and MS in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University and his PhD in genetics from Cardiff University. He is currently an Instructor in the Division of Psychiatric Genomics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.


His research focuses on developing analytical tools to elucidate the genetic architecture of disease, in particular psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He is particularly interested in the contribution of structural variation as well as how genetics can be used to inform diagnosis and ultimately treatment. His broader interests include population and evolutionary genetics. More details can be found at

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Dr. Ruderfer did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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