I ended my degree in chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2009, when I obtained the Galician extraordinary degree award, I prize given by the Xunta de Galicia. Thereafter, I majored my career by studying a Master of Biotechnology, until September 2011 (120 ECTS). That same year, I joined the group of Psychiatric Genetics of the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Santiago de Compostela (IDIS) and the Fundación Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica to carry out the project titled “shared genetic susceptibility between various psychiatric disorders and suicide".

In November 2011, I obtained a scholarship from the Galician Government for PhD studies, with which I started to make my doctoral thesis in psychiatric genetics in the project entitled “Identification of genetic risk variants in promoter regions of genes associated with schizophrenia by Next Generation Sequencing”. The project aims to identify uncommon variants that confer moderate or high risk to schizophrenia in the promoter region of schizophrenia candidate genes either from GWAs studies or affected by structural variants as copy number variants (CNVs), and genes functionally related to these.

As part of the PhD, I obtained a fellowship from the Fundación Barrie to enjoy a PhD stay  at the Columbia University Medical Center (New York), from March to October 2014. There, I performed the bioinformatics analysis of data of RNAseq  from cingulate and prefrontal cortex schizophrenia samples.

Currently, work on the Fundación Ramón Dominguez , studying  the pharmacogenetics of the response to ADHD and OCD treatment, and  finishing my PhD research.

Hospital Clínico Universitario, IDIS, edificio Consultas, andar -2. Grupo de Xenética Psiquiátrica, despacho 15, E-15706, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Phone: +34-981955452; email: javier.costas.costas (at) sergas.es; skype: xabicostas

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