Researcher's Profile

CHIH-MIN LIU (劉智民)

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Research Outline     

I am interested in studying the etiological factors of major psychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia. As a member of integrated team of Genomic medicine of Psychiatric Disorders in National Taiwan University Hospital and under the leadership of Professor Hai-Gwo Hwu, we have collected the blood sample and neuropsychological tests, niacin skin test of about 3600 families of schizophrenia and conducted a series of molecular genetic studies of schizophrenia. We also have collected the event-related potentials, fMRI data of schizophrenia. We hope to clarify the complex relationship between the genotypes and phenotypes in the complex disorder as schizophrenia. We also focus upon the study of early stage of schizophrenia, including first episode schizophrenia and ultra high risk prodromal stage (attenuated psychotic syndrome).