Dr. Fred Wright – $1.3 Million from NIH

Fred Wright, Professor in the Statistics Department, has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the National Insitute of Mental Health, titled “Systems approaches to link tissue-specific expression to disease.” Under the award, which includes personnel from the UNC-CH Departments of Genetics and Statistics/Operations Research, Wright and colleagues will develop models for genetic regulation in various human tissues. The results will be used to help link established genetic disease associations to specific causal mechanisms.