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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Microglial Phagocytosis of Dendritic Spines in Veterans with Schizophrenia
Principal Investigator:

David Volk

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Schizophrenia (SZ) is a severe and chronic psychiatric illness characterized by cognitive dysfunction. SZ has a higher prevalence in Veterans and is associated with increased disability and mortality in Veterans. Genome-wide association studies have identified variants of microglia-related genes as risk factors for SZ. How such genetic factors might be manifest as molecular alterations in microglia in SZ is not clear. Understanding microglial function in SZ is important because microglia are inv...

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