Using Genetic Testing to Select Mental Health Medication


MSI PI Jeffrey Bishop (associate professor, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology) is featured in a story about using genetic testing to determine which drugs are best to treat a patient’s mental illness. Testing determines how a patient metabolizes a given drug; this will affect the dosage size, or whether a drug would be effective at all.

The story appears on the MinnPost website: In a World of Options, Genetic Testing May Help Identify the Right Psychiatric Medication.

Professor Bishop uses MSI resources for research in pharmacogenetics and genomics.