Garrett A. Kaas, Ph.D.

Phone Number: 615-875-9476

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Genetic Medicine

Brief Description

Dr. Kaas is broadly interested in how epigenetic mechanisms regulating DNA and RNA contribute to nervous system function. His recent efforts have focused on the role that Ten-Eleven Translocation (TET) 1 methylcytosine dioxygenase gene isoforms play in regulating neuronal gene expression, physiology, and cognition in the mammalian brain. Now in the lab of Dr. Eric Gamazon, Dr. Kaas leverages his expertise in neuroscience and epigenetics to investigate the functionality and causality of genetic variants associated with neurological disorders.