Massachusetts General Hospital
Center for Human Genetic Research
Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit
185 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Project leader

Tracey L. Petryshen, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Phone +001 617 726 4960
Fax +001 617 726 0830


David Pauls, PhD.
Professor of Psychiatry (Genetics)
Phone +001 617 726 0793
Fax +001 617 726 0830


Project staff

Mai Saito, B.Sc.
MA student
Phone +001 617 726 0871
Fax +001 617 726 0830


Dr. Margaret Wey
Phone +001 617 726 0871
Fax +001 617 726 0830


Institute presentation

Established in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is one of the oldest general hospitals in the United States and is the original teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. With an annual research budget of over $750 million, MGH conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, spanning more than 20 clinical departments and centers. The Department of Psychiatry consists of over 500 clinical and basic research investigators, and has the largest research program in the hospital, with studies at the forefront of neuroscience, molecular biology, and genetics. Within the Department of Psychiatry, the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit offers world-class expertise in clinical and pre-clinical studies of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. Our faculty lead and are members of large collaborative patient genetic association studies of OCD, Tourette Syndrome, and other disorders, perform basic research in animal models and human populations to investigate the role of risk genes in disease, and conduct pre-clinical animal and clinical patient studies of new treatments.


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TACTICS has assembled a strong multidisciplinary team of preclinical and clinical top researchers.

To facilitate the organisation and management, the project is structured in “Work Packages” which together comprise the project.

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