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Dimitrios G. Avramopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests

Gene expression analysis; Positional cloning; Genetic association mapping; Genetic linkage mapping; Genetics of Psychiatric disorders (bipolar, Alzheimer''s, Schizophrenia); Genetics of Complex Disorders


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    • M.D., National Capodestrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 1990
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993
    • Ph.D., University of Crete, Crete, Greece, 1995


    • Military Service, Athens, Greece, 1996


    • University of Mental Health and Research Institute, Athens, Greece, 2001
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    Selected Publications

    Avramopoulos D, Chakravarti A, and Antonarakis SE. DNA Polymorphisms in the 3' Untranslated Region of Genes on Human Chromosome 21. Genomics. 1993; 15:98-102. 

    Avramopoulos D, Mikkelsen M, Vassilopoulos D, Grigoriadou M, Petersen MB. Apolipoprotein E allele distribution in parents of Down's syndrome children. Lancet. 1996; 347:862-865. 

    Avramopoulos D, Kennerknecht I, Barbi G, Eckert D, Delabar JM, Maunoury C, Hallberg A, Petersen MB. A case of apparent trisomy 21 without the Down syndrome phenotype. Journal of Medical Genetics. 1997; 34(7):597-600. 

    Avramopoulos D, Stefanis NC, Hantoumi I, Smyrnis N, Evdokimidis I and Stefanis CN.  Higher scores of self reported schizotypy in healthy young males carrying the COMT high activity allele. Molecular Psychiatry. 2002; 7(7):706-11. 

    Avramopoulos D, Willour VL, Zandi PP, Huo Y, MacKinnon DF, Potash JB, DePaulo JR Jr. and McInnis MG. Linkage of Bipolar Affective Disorder on chromosome 8q24: Follow-up and parametric analysis. Molecular Psychiatry. 2004; 9(2):191-196.

    Avramopoulos D, Fallin MD, Bassett SS.  Linkage to chromosome 14q in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) patients without psychotic symptoms.  Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychatr Genet. 2005; 132(1):9-13.

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    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    For Research Inquiries Contact

    Edward D. Miller Research Building, Room 509
    733 North Broadway
    Baltimore, MD 21205

    Phone 410-955-8323
    Fax 410-955-7397


    Administrative Assistant

    Ryan Behles
    Phone: 443-287-2462

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