Collaborations

Past and Current Collaborations

Researchers from a variety of public and private universities and institutions have conducted studies with the assistance of MATR participants. Examples of collaborative research approved by the MATR Advisory Committee include the following:

  • Female Human Microbiome with VCU
  • Stress and Coping with VCU
  • Epilepsy with VCU
  • Childhood Development with VCU (MCV twin study)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Human Microbiome with New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases
  • Type One Diabetes with University of Minnesota
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder with VCU
  • Genetic and environmental factors related to skin pigmentation, sun exposure, skin health, and political attitudes with researchers at Columbia University.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome with the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  • Alcoholism with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Nicotine withdrawal with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Childhood psychopathology with Duke University
  • Rheumatoid arthritis with VCU/McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with VCU and the University of Washington
  • Epilepsy with VCU; the University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway; the Norwegian State Epilepsy Hospital; and the Southern University of Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • Sleep Deprivation with the University of Pennsylvania
  • Factors in Human Aging with VCU
  • Matching with the Virginia Cancer Registry to determine genetics prevalence of cancer
  • Matching with Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of Virginia to determine heritability of driving behavior
  • Heritability of drug use with National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) including collection of DNA via blood samples
  • Remodeling of Chromatin-Based Epigenetic Structures in Development and Aging with the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD)