Thomas G. Schulze, M.D.

Thomas Schulze, expert research on Bipolar Disorder
Thomas G. Schulze, M.D.

Professor and Director, Institute of Psychiatric Phenomics and Genomics (IPPG)

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Associate Investigator Human Genetics Branch

Medical Center of the University of Munich / Johns Hopkins University / National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

2002, 2007 Young Investigator Grantee

Dr. Schulze’s research focuses on genotype-phenotype relationships in psychiatric disorders. He coordinates a German-wide center grant on longitudinal psychosis research and spearheads an international study on the genetic basis of response to lithium treatment in bipolar disorder, comprising several research groups from Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Australia. In addition, he and his team have embarked on population-based genetic studies in Ethiopia, focusing on the interplay of khat abuse (a plant that is used as a drug), trauma, and psychosis. Within the framework of a German government-funded, multi-site network, he is entrusted with the job of setting up a national federated biobanking and phenotyping platform.

Prizewinner Video:


Symposium Presentation:

Exploring the Phenotypic Complexity in Psychiatric Genetics: From Pharmacoresponse to Illness Trajectories
October 28, 2016, New York City

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