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Sarven H. Sabunciyan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Research Interests: Epigenetics; DNA; Mental illnesses; Schizophrenia
Dr. Sarven H. Sabunciyan is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A neurovirologist, he is a researcher in the Division of Developmental Neurovirology.
His research focuses on identifying biomarkers for major mental disorders. He is currently studying single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in brain development genes to determine if they correlate with mental illnesses.
Dr. Sabunciyan received his B.S. and Ph.D. form the University of British Columbia.
- Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
- B.S., University of British Columbia (Canada) (1992)
- Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada) (2001)
Research & Publications
Dr. Sabunciyan’s research focuses on identifying biomarkers for major mental disorders. He is currently trying to determine if single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes involved in brain development correlate with these illnesses. He is also examining the methylation state of DNA between healthy controls and mentally ill individuals to see if there are any differences. Previously, Dr. Sabunciyan developed several ELISA assays to measure serum antibody levels of human endogenous retrovirus W antigens in schizophrenia and bipolar patients.