Genetics Association with Brain Networks and Alzheimer's Disease

Supervisor: Jiguo Cao

This project is motivated by an imaging genetics study of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), where the objective is to examine the association between images of volumetric and cortical thickness values summarizing the structure of the brain as measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a set of 486 SNPs from 33 Alzheimer's Disease (AD) candidate genes obtained from 632 subjects. The goal is to explore the data and identify genes associated with brain networks and Alzheimer's Disease.