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Kelsey Caetano-Anolles, PhD

Research Scientist

Kelsey Caetano-Anolles, PhD

Dr. Caetano-Anolles obtained her PhD in Animal Science and Bioinformatics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where her thesis research focused on uncovering the genetic mechanisms behind human psychological phenomena through the use of a mouse model. Her post-graduate research largely focused on the application of bioinformatic tools and population genetics principles to the analysis of genomic polymorphisms, particularly on those related to disease. As a research professor at Seoul National University Hospital, she analyzed human genomic variants to identify disease-risk factors, specifically those associated with specific side effects present in patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. At The Mind Research Network, her current research aims to determine genetic variants associated with psychopathic traits in incarcerated individuals. She is also interested in the pharmacogenomic identification of genetic risk factors for substance abuse. As the field of bioinformatics continues to advance, she believes that the tools that are readily available today provide the key to determining genetic factors associated with mental health in at-risk populations, creating genetic interventions utilizing information about those factors, and uncovering the genetic basis of human behavior.

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