Contact Us

For more information regarding participation in this study, please contact:

Kathleen Curley, R.N., CCRP
Study Coordinator
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 3805
Farmington, CT 06030-3805
Phone: 860-679-2633

  • Enter your starting address for driving directions to UConn Health.

  • From the main entrance look to your left for a hallway leading to the Lowell Weiker, Jr. Clinical Research Center, the first sitting area on the right.
  • If you need help or directions on the day of your appointment, call 860-679-3666.
Behavioral Gene Bank Staff

Jonathan Covault, M.D., Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Department of Psychiatry

Kathleen Curley, R.N., CCRP
Study Coordinator
General Clinical Research Center

David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S.
Chairman, Professor
Department of Psychiatry

Marc Lalande, Ph.D.
Chairman, Professor
Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences

UConn Behavioral Gene Bank

The UConn Behavioral Gene Bank (IRB #07-131-1 exp. 03/25/14) is a registry and repository program operated jointly by the Department of Psychiatry, the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences and the Clinical Research Center (CRC) at UConn Health.

Our program asks volunteers to donate blood, skin or other tissues for research. From blood samples, we plan to establish a Gene Bank to support research to find causes of illnesses or behavioral disorders.

Participation is voluntary and free.

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