Dr. Dawei Li
Human Genetics and Genomics
Our past research focused on identifying structural variations and single-point mutations associated with psychiatric disorders. Our recent research aims to identify viral DNA in the human genome in the context of various human diseases. We developed next-generation sequencing-based approach to capture viral DNA/RNA in the human genome. Findings from our research may inform the development of disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies.
Potential viral etiologies in various human diseases
Genetic analyses to identify disease-associated SNPs and structural variations using whole-exome (or genome) sequencing
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Please check our laboratory webpage (www.uvm.edu/genomics) for updated information
214A Stafford Hall
Sulovari A, Kranzler HR, Farrer LA, Gelernter J, Li D Eye color: A potential indicator of alcohol dependence risk in European Americans. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2015 Jul;168B(5):347-53.
Li D, Zhao H, Kranzler HR, Li M, Jensen KP, Zayats T, Farrer LA, Gelernter J. Genome-wide Association Study of Copy Number Variations (CNVs) With Opioid Dependence. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Mar;40(4):1016-26.
Sulovari A, Li D. GACT: a Genome build and Allele definition Conversion Tool for SNP imputation and meta-analysis in genetic association studies. BMC Genomics. 2014 Jul 19;15(1):610.
Li D, Sulovari A, Cheng C, Zhao H, Kranzler HR, Gelernter J. Association of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid A Receptor alpha 2 Gene (GABRA2) with Alcohol Use Disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Mar;39(4):907-18.
Cao J, Liu X, Han S, Zhang CK, Liu Z, Li D. Association of the HTR2A gene with alcohol and heroin abuse. Human Genetics. 2014 Mar;133(3):357-65.