Tricia Thornton-Wells, PhD

Tricia Thornton-Wells, PhD

Adjoint Assistant Professor, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research


Neuroimaging Genetics; Statistical & computational genetics; Structural & functional neuroimaging; Neuropsychiatric, Neurodegenerative & Neurodevelopmental disorders; Alzheimer Disease; Down syndrome; Williams syndrome; anxiety; depression; chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment

Research Description

Research in my lab is focused on the genetic and neural bases of neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. We use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to derive functional and structural brain-based endophenotypes, and we conduct genetic studies to identify novel associations between genes, endophenotypes, and behavior. We develop and employ statistical and computational methods for the joint analysis of genetic and neuroimaging data (i.e., "imaging genetics").