Psychiatric Neurogenetics Lab

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

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's (CAMH) 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 and sequencing)

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

Name of equipment in use

Description of function


Microarray scanner for genome- and epigenome wide studies


Next-generation DNA sequencer

Personal Genome Machine

Next-generation DNA sequencer


Automated DNA extractor


Real-time PCR instrument


Multiplex real-time PCR instrument

Thermal cyclers

Amplification of target DNA sequences

Applied Biosystems 3500 Genetic Analyzer

Genetic analyzer for Sanger sequencing and fragment analysis (eg. Microsatellites)