Peristera Paschou

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Professor of Biological Sciences
P.h.D. Purdue University

Contact Info:
Lilly Hall 1-225 

Training Group(s):
Computational and Systems Biology
Integrative Neuroscience

Active Mentor - currently hosting PULSe students for laboratory rotations and recruiting PULSe students into the laboratory; serves on preliminary exam committees

Current Research Interests:

  • Genetics of complex traits
  • Neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Neuroimaging genetics
  • Population genetics and genetic epidemiology

Selected Publications:

1. Bose A, Platt DE, Parida L, Drineas P, Paschou P* (2021). Integrating Linguistics, Social Structure, and Geography to Model Genetic Diversity within India. Mol Biol Evol in press.

2. Yang Z, Wu H, …, PGC neurodevelopmental disorders working group, Paschou P*. Cross-disorder GWAS meta-analysis for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Tourette Syndrome. Biological Psychiatry in press.

3. Tsetsos F, Yu D, Sul JH,…,Paschou P* (2021). Synaptic processes and immune-related pathways implicated in Tourette syndrome. Transl Psychiatry 11(1):56.

4. Yu D, Sul JH, Tsetsos F,..., Paschou P*, Coppola G*, Mathews CA*, Scharf JM* (2019). Interrogating the genetic determinants of Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders through genome-wide association studies. American Journal of Psychiatry 176(3):217-227.

5. Stamatoyannopoulos G, Bose A, Teodosiadis A, Tsetsos F, Plantinga A, Psatha N, Zogas N, Yannaki E, Zalloua P, Kidd KK, Browning BL, Stamatoyannopoulos J, Paschou P, Drineas P (2017). Genetics of the peloponnesean populations and the theory of extinction of the medieval peloponnesean Greeks. Eur J Hum Genet 25(5):637-645.

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