Neurogenetics Lab

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Ontario
Area(s) of Expertise

CAMH’s genetics facilities include state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled lab personnel. Scientists conduct research on genetics, epigenetics and pharmacogenetics relating to the causes and treatments of various mental illnesses. 

What the facility does

Primary goal is to identify genetic factors that increase a person’s risk of developing a mental illness and response to psychiatric medication

Research Services

Genetic analysis (genotyping)

Sectors of Application
  • Health care and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Neurogenetics Lab

SOLiD 5500

Next-generation DNA sequencer

 

Proton

Next-generation DNA sequencer

 

Personal Genome Machine

Next-generation DNA sequencer

 

MSM I

Automated DNA extractor

 

ViiA7

Real-time PCR instrument

 

QuantStudio

Multiplex real-time PCR instrument

 

Thermal cyclers

Amplification of target DNA sequences

 

3130

Capillary DNA sequencer