Consuelo Walss-Bass received the Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in chemical engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de la Laguna, Torreon, Mexico. She received an M.S. degree of science and chemistry from the University of Texas at San Antonio and then earned a D.Phil. degree in biochemistry from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Afterwards, she trained in psychiatric genetics at the UTHSCSA. In 2005, she joined the faculty in the Division of Genetics in the UTHSCSA Department of Psychiatry, where she serves currently as an Associate Professor and the Director of the Functional Genomics Program. Her research focuses on the understanding of psychiatric disorders at the molecular level. She utilizes genomic and proteomic techniques in human and animal models to correlate genetic variations with cellular function in order to understand the molecular mechanisms that are involved in development and expression of mental illnesses. In addition, she is interested in the study of the mechanism of action of antipsychotic medications, as it may lead to an understanding of the cellular processes involved in psychotic disorders. She has received research awards by the NIH, the Stanley Medical Research Institute and NARSAD: The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.
Biography Updated on 21 June 2012