Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, MD, PhD
Dr. Nimgaonkar's research focus is the genetic epidemiology of psychiatric illness, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders. With funds from the NIH, he has been involved in several large-scale, family studies on schizophrenia genetics in the U.S., Egypt, and India.
- Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh
- Director, Program for Genetics and Psychoses
- MD, 1981, University of Madras PhD, 1985, Oxford University
- Kukshai, P., Bhatia, T., Bhagwat, A. M., Gur, R. E., Gur, R. C., Deshpande, S. N., Nimgaonkar, V. L., & Thelma, B. K. (2013). Association study of neuregulin-1 gene polymorphisms in a north Indian schizophrenia sample. Schizophrenia Research, 144(1-3), 24-30.
- Bamne, M., Wood, J., Chowdari, K., Watson, A. M., Celik, C., Mansour, H.,...Nimgaonkar, V. L. (2012). Evaluation of HLA polymorphisms in relation to schizophrenia risk and infectious exposure. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 38(6), 1149-1154.
- Wiener, H., Klei, L., Calkins, M., Wood, J., Nimgaonkar, V., Gur, R.,...Go, R. (2012). Principal components of heritability from neurocognitive domains differ between families with schizophrenia and control subjects. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 39(2), 464-471.
- Yokley, J. L., Prasad, K. M., Chowdari, K. V., Talkowski, M. E., Wood, J., Gur, R. C....Pogue-Geile, M. F. (2012). Genetic associations between neuregulin-1 SNPs and neurocognitive function in multigenerational, multiplex schizophrenia families. Psychiatric Genetics, 22(2), 70-81.
- Prasad, K. M., Eack, S. M., Goradia, D., Pancholi, K. M., Keshavan, M. S., Yolken, R. H., & Nimgaonkar, V. L. (2011). Progressive gray matter loss and changes in cognitive functioning associated with exposure to herpes simplex virus 1 in schizophrenia: A longitudinal study. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 168(8), 822-830.
- A Two-Way Process
- Changing Course
- Collaborating with Developing Countries
- Collecting DNA in Different Countries
- Consent in India and Egypt
- International Bipolar Research
- No Immediate Answers
- The D43 Program
- Training International Staff
- Work Comes Second