David Greenberg, PhD, has joined the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine as a principal investigator. Dr. Greenberg aims to develop methodology for studying common disease genetics. He leads the oldest and one of the largest studies in the genetics of idiopathic generalized epilepsy, with collaborations at more than 15 hospitals across the country. Through this project the team has identified at least five areas of the genome that harbor genes for idiopathic generalized epilepsy; at least two of those loci have been identified. His laboratory is studying how at least one of those genes, BRD2, causes epilepsy. Another project originating in Dr. Greenberg’s lab has identified a gene for rolandic epilepsy, a common epilepsy of childhood. Dr. Greenberg has also developed analysis approaches and has been a leading advocate for the use of computer simulation in the study of genetic analysis.
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