Katherine Aitchison


University of Alberta


[email protected]

Additional Information

Lab Methodologies
  • Drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters assay
  • Genotyping
  • Nucleic acide concentration and fragment size analysis
  • Automated data extraction
  • Pharmacoscan: 96 sample format


  • Qubit Fluorometer
  • Agilent Bioanalyzer
  • Affymetrics Micro Array
  • Biomek 4000 Automated Workstation, ViiA7 System
  • GeneTitan (owned by Agriculture)
  • Biobanking facility


Roles and Connections

Primary Role


CAN Connections


Most Cited Publications

Vassos E, Di Forti M, Coleman J, Iyegbe C, Prata D, Euesden J, O'Reilly P, Curtis C, Kolliakou A, Patel H, Newhouse S, Traylor M, Ajnakina O, Mondelli V, Marques TR, Gardner-Sood P, Aitchison KJ, Powell J, Atakan Z, Greenwood KE, Smith S, Ismail K, Pariante C, Gaughran F, Dazzan P, Markus HS, David AS, Lewis CM, Murray RM, Breen G, "An Examination of Polygenic Score Risk Prediction in Individuals With First-Episode Psychosis." Biological psychiatry 81,6 (2017 Mar 15): 470-477
Köhler-Forsberg O, Buttenschøn HN, Tansey KE, Maier W, Hauser J, Dernovsek MZ, Henigsberg N, Souery D, Farmer A, Rietschel M, McGuffin P, Aitchison KJ, Uher R, Mors O, "Association between C-reactive protein (CRP) with depression symptom severity and specific depressive symptoms in major depression." Brain, behavior, and immunity 62, (2017 May): 344-350
Lopez JP, Fiori LM, Cruceanu C, Lin R, Labonte B, Cates HM, Heller EA, Vialou V, Ku SM, Gerald C, Han MH, Foster J, Frey BN, Soares CN, Müller DJ, Farzan F, Leri F, MacQueen GM, Feilotter H, Tyryshkin K, Evans KR, Giacobbe P, Blier P, Lam RW, Milev R, Parikh SV, Rotzinger S, Strother SC, Lewis CM, Aitchison KJ, Wittenberg GM, Mechawar N, Nestler EJ, Uher R, Kennedy SH, Turecki G, "MicroRNAs 146a/b-5 and 425-3p and 24-3p are markers of antidepressant response and regulate MAPK/Wnt-system genes." Nature communications 8, (2017 May 22): 15497