Welcome to the Center for Neuropsychiatric Genetics

A cooperative endeavor by the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience/Physiology

Contact: CNPG
Center for Neuropsychiatric Genetics, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Weiskotten Hall 3285, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-3206 (General Lab phone; to contact specific individuals, see list below)
Fax: 315 464-3279


The Center for Neuropsychiatric Genetics (CNPG) is located on the SUNY Upstate Medical University Campus, in and around room 3285 of the Weiskotten Hall Addition.

Faculty associated with the CNPG are engaged in research exploring the genetic etiologies of several psychiatric and neurological disorders, including:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Parkinson's Disease

The director of the CNPG is Frank Middleton, PhD, who is also the co-director of the SUNY Microarray Core facility (SUNYMAC). The common leadership of the SUNYMAC and CNPG allows for a great deal of synergy to exist between these two complimentary and adjacently located facilities.

Notable Equipment and Services

The CNPG makes a variety of assets available to the research community at SUNY Upstate Medical University, including:

  • Genome sequencing and SNP detection (via an ABI 3130xl capillary-based sequence detection unit)
  • High-throughput PCR (MJ Research Tetrad chassis)
  • Real Time PCR (ABI 7000 PRISM)

Additional capabilities include:

  • Cell & nucleic acid extraction & purification
  • Long term tissue storage
  • Electronic gel documentation
  • SELDI-TOF proteomics capabilities

Job Openings at programs related to the CNPG