• 81 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
20082017
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Research interests

Dr. Suzanne Gonzalez’s laboratory focuses on neuropsychiatric genetics in diverse populations. She is particularly interested in understanding how genetic polymorphisms within key physiological pathways translate into clinical phenotypes of psychiatric disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Her long-standing goal is to identify population specific biomarkers, which can be used for early detection and better diagnosis and to monitor responses to therapy. She uses quantitative computational methods applied to microarray and next-generation sequencing technologies to better understand the biological functions of genes associated with clinical phenotypes, to assess genetic variants conferring risk of psychiatric disease in diverse populations, to identify how variations in the sequence of the genome may be associated with susceptibility and resistance to mental disorders and to understand how variations within the genome influence the expression of genes to alter mitochondrial function, circadian rhythms and behavior. Research in this field may aid in the development of novel and directed treatments for neuropsychiatric disorders in diverse populations.

Education/Academic qualification

Career Development Institute (CDI) for Bipolar Disorder, Career Development Institute

… → 2015

Postdoctoral Training, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

… → 2013

Postdoctoral Training, University of Texas Health Science Center as San Antonio

… → 2010

PhD, University of North Texas Health Science Center

… → 2008

MS, University of North Texas Health Science Center

… → 2003

BS, University of North Texas

… → 1996

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Research Output 2008 2017

  • 81 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 1 Letter

A genome-wide quantitative trait locus (QTL) linkage scan of NEO personality factors in Latino families segregating bipolar disorder

Lee, B. D., Gonzalez, S., Villa, E., Camarillo, C., Rodriguez, M., Yao, Y., Guo, W., Flores, D., Jerez, A., Raventos, H., Ontiveros, A., Nicolini, H. & Escamilla, M., Oct 1 2017, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 174, 7, p. 683-690 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quantitative Trait Loci
Bipolar Disorder
Hispanic Americans
Personality
Genome
4 Citations

Replication of genome-wide association study (GWAS) susceptibility loci in a Latino bipolar disorder cohort

Gonzalez, S., Gupta, J., Villa, E., Mallawaarachchi, I., Rodriguez, M., Ramirez, M., Zavala, J., Armas, R., Dassori, A., Contreras, J., Flores, D., Jerez, A., Ontiveros, A., Nicolini, H. & Escamilla, M., Sep 1 2016, In : Bipolar Disorders. 18, 6, p. 520-527 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genome-Wide Association Study
Bipolar Disorder
Hispanic Americans
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Lysosomal-Associated Membrane Protein 3
11 Citations

Identification of circadian gene variants in bipolar disorder in Latino populations

Gonzalez, R., Gonzalez, S., Villa, E., Ramirez, M., Zavala, J., Armas, R., Contreras, J., Dassori, A., Leach, R. J., Flores, D., Jerez, A., Raventós, H., Ontiveros, A., Nicolini, H. & Escamilla, M., Aug 17 2015, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 186, p. 367-375 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bipolar Disorder
Hispanic Americans
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Population
Genes
7 Citations

A genome-wide linkage scan of bipolar disorder in Latino families identifies susceptibility loci at 8q24 and 14q32

Gonzalez, S., Camarillo, C., Rodriguez, M., Ramirez, M., Zavala, J., Armas, R., Contreras, S. A., Contreras, J., Dassori, A., Almasy, L., Flores, D., Jerez, A., Raventós, H., Ontiveros, A., Nicolini, H. & Escamilla, M., Jan 1 2014, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 165, 6, p. 479-491 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bipolar Disorder
Hispanic Americans
Genome
Population
Guatemala
3 Citations

Family-based association of an ANK3 haplotype with bipolar disorder in Latino populations

Gonzalez, S., Xu, C., Ramirez, M. E., Zavala, J. M., Armas, R., Contreras, S. A., Contreras, J., Dassori, A., Leach, R. J., Flores, D., Jerez, A., Raventós, H., Ontiveros, A., Nicolini, H. & Escamilla, M., Jun 11 2013, In : Translational psychiatry. 3, e265.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Ankyrins
Bipolar Disorder
Hispanic Americans
Gene Frequency
Haplotypes