Harald   H.  Göring

Professor  

Phone: (210) 585-9771
Email: harald.goring@utrgv.edu

Dr. Harald H. Göring

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Genetic epidemiology
    • Statistical methods for genetics
    • "omics", including transcriptomics, metabolomics, and microbiome
    • cardiovascular disease, psychiatric disease, infectious disease
  • Education

    • PhD, Statistical Genetics, Columbia University, 2000
    • MPH, Statistical Genetics, Columbia University, 1996
    • MA, Molecular Genetics, Columbia University, 1993




Selected Publications


  • Mark Kos, M Carless, J Peralta, Joanne Curran, E Quillen, M Almeida, A Blackburn, L Blondell, D Roalf, M Pogue-Geile, R Gur, Harald Goring, V Nimgaonkar, R Gur, and L Almasy. "Exome sequences of multiplex, multigenerational families reveal schizophrenia risk loci with potential implications for neurocognitive performance.," American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (September 2017).

  • N Lake, R Taylor, H Trahair, K Harikrishnan, Joanne Curran, M Almeida, Hemant Kulkarni, N Mukhamedova, A Hoang, H Low, Alicia Murphy, Matthew Johnson, Thomas Dyer, Michael Mahaney, E Moses, D Sviridov, John Blangero, and K Bozaoglu. "TRAK2, a novel regulator of ABCA1 expression, cholesterol efflux and HDL biogenesis.," European heart journal (June 2017).

  • K Hodgson, M Carless, Hemant Kulkarni, Joanne Curran, E Sprooten, E Knowles, S Mathias, N Yao, R Olvera, P Fox, L Almasy, Ravindranath Duggirala, John Blangero, and D Glahn. "Epigenetic Age Acceleration Assessed with Human White-Matter Images.," The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 37, no. 18 (May 2017): 4735-4743.

  • A Sanders, E Drigalenko, J Duan, W Moy, J Freda, and P Gejman. "Transcriptome sequencing study implicates immune-related genes differentially expressed in schizophrenia: new data and a meta-analysis.," Translational psychiatry 7, no. 4 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017): e1093.

  • E Knowles, P Meikle, K Huynh, Harald Goring, R Olvera, S Mathias, Ravindranath Duggirala, L Almasy, John Blangero, Joanne Curran, and D Glahn. "Serum phosphatidylinositol as a biomarker for bipolar disorder liability.," Bipolar disorders 19, no. 2 (March 2017): 107-115.

  • E Knowles, K Huynh, P Meikle, Harald Goring, R Olvera, S Mathias, Ravindranath Duggirala, L Almasy, John Blangero, Joanne Curran, and D Glahn. "The lipidome in major depressive disorder: Shared genetic influence for ether-phosphatidylcholines, a plasma-based phenotype related to inflammation, and disease risk.," European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists 43, (February 2017): 44-50.

  • D Hibar, H Adams, N Jahanshad, G Chauhan, J Stein, E Hofer, M Renteria, J Bis, A Arias-Vasquez, M Ikram, S Desrivières, M Vernooij, L Abramovic, S Alhusaini, N Amin, M Andersson, K Arfanakis, B Aribisala, N Armstrong, L Athanasiu, T Axelsson, A Beecham, A Beiser, M Bernard, S Blanton, M Bohlken, M Boks, J Bralten, A Brickman, O Carmichael, M Chakravarty, Q Chen, C Ching, V Chouraki, G Cuellar-Partida, F Crivello, A Den Braber, N Doan, S Ehrlich, S Giddaluru, A Goldman, R Gottesman, O Grimm, M Griswold, T Guadalupe, B Gutman, J Hass, U Haukvik, D Hoehn, A Holmes, M Hoogman, D Janowitz, T Jia, K Jørgensen, N Karbalai, D Kasperaviciute, S Kim, M Klein, B Kraemer, P Lee, D Liewald, L Lopez, M Luciano, C Macare, A Marquand, M Matarin, K Mather, M Mattheisen, D McKay, Y Milaneschi, S Muñoz Maniega, K Nho, A Nugent, P Nyquist, L Loohuis, J Oosterlaan, M Papmeyer, L Pirpamer, B Pütz, A Ramasamy, J Richards, S Risacher, R Roiz-Santiañez, N Rommelse, S Ropele, E Rose, N Royle, T Rundek, P Sämann, A Saremi, C Satizabal, L Schmaal, A Schork, L Shen, J Shin, E Shumskaya, A Smith, E Sprooten, L Strike, A Teumer, D Tordesillas-Gutierrez, R Toro, D Trabzuni, S Trompet, D Vaidya, J Van der Grond, S Van der Lee, D Van der Meer, M Van Donkelaar, K Van Eijk, T Van Erp, D Van Rooij, E Walton, L Westlye, C Whelan, B Windham, A Winkler, K Wittfeld, G Woldehawariat, C Wolf, T Wolfers, L Yanek, J Yang, A Zijdenbos, M Zwiers, I Agartz, L Almasy, D Ames, P Amouyel, O Andreassen, S Arepalli, A Assareh, S Barral, M Bastin, D Becker, J Becker, D Bennett, John Blangero, H van Bokhoven, D Boomsma, H Brodaty, R Brouwer, H Brunner, R Buckner, J Buitelaar, K Bulayeva, W Cahn, V Calhoun, D Cannon, G Cavalleri, CY Cheng, S Cichon, M Cookson, A Corvin, B Crespo-Facorro, Joanne Curran, M Czisch, A Dale, G Davies, A De Craen, E De Geus, P De Jager, G De Zubicaray, I Deary, S Debette, C DeCarli, N Delanty, C Depondt, A DeStefano, A Dillman, S Djurovic, G Donohoe, W Drevets, Ravindranath Duggirala, Thomas Dyer, C Enzinger, S Erk, T Espeseth, I Fedko, G Fernández, L Ferrucci, S Fisher, D Fleischman, I Ford, M Fornage, T Foroud, P Fox, C Francks, M Fukunaga, J Gibbs, D Glahn, R Gollub, Harald Goring, R Green, O Gruber, V Gudnason, S Guelfi, A Håberg, N Hansell, J Hardy, C Hartman, R Hashimoto, K Hegenscheid, A Heinz, S Le Hellard, D Hernandez, D Heslenfeld, B Ho, P Hoekstra, W Hoffmann, A Hofman, F Holsboer, G Homuth, N Hosten, J Hottenga, M Huentelman, H Pol, M Ikeda, C Jack, Jr, M Jenkinson, R Johnson, E Jönsson, J Jukema, R Kahn, R Kanai, I Kloszewska, D Knopman, P Kochunov, J Kwok, S Lawrie, H Lemaître, X Liu, D Longo, O Lopez, S Lovestone, O Martinez, J Martinot, V Mattay, C McDonald, A McIntosh, F McMahon, K McMahon, P Mecocci, I Melle, A Meyer-Lindenberg, S Mohnke, G Montgomery, D Morris, T Mosley, T Mühleisen, B Müller-Myhsok, M Nalls, M Nauck, T Nichols, W Niessen, M Nöthen, L Nyberg, K Ohi, R Olvera, R Ophoff, M Pandolfo, T Paus, Z Pausova, B Penninx, G Pike, S Potkin, B Psaty, S Reppermund, M Rietschel, J Roffman, N Romanczuk-Seiferth, J Rotter, M Ryten, R Sacco, P Sachdev, A Saykin, R Schmidt, H Schmidt, P Schofield, S Sigursson, A Simmons, A Singleton, S Sisodiya, C Smith, J Smoller, H Soininen, V Steen, D Stott, J Sussmann, A Thalamuthu, A Toga, B Traynor, J Troncoso, M Tsolaki, C Tzourio, A Uitterlinden, M Hernández, M Van der Brug, A van der Lugt, N van der Wee, N Van Haren, D van 't Ent, M Van Tol, B Vardarajan, B Vellas, D Veltman, H Völzke, H Walter, J Wardlaw, T Wassink, M Weale, D Weinberger, M Weiner, W Wen, E Westman, T White, T Wong, C Wright, R Zielke, A Zonderman, N Martin, C Van Duijn, M Wright, W Longstreth, G Schumann, H Grabe, B Franke, L Launer, S Medland, S Seshadri, P Thompson, and M Ikram. "Novel genetic loci associated with hippocampal volume.," Nature communications 8, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 13624.

  • L Weerasekera, C Rudnicka, Q Sang, Joanne Curran, Matthew Johnson, E Moses, Harald Goring, John Blangero, J Hricova, M Schlaich, and V Matthews. "ADAM19: A Novel Target for Metabolic Syndrome in Humans and Mice.," Mediators of inflammation 2017, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 7281986.

  • K Hodgson, L Almasy, E Knowles, J Kent, Jr, Joanne Curran, Thomas Dyer, Harald Goring, R Olvera, M Woolsey, Ravindranath Duggirala, P Fox, John Blangero, and D Glahn. "The genetic basis of the comorbidity between cannabis use and major depression.," Addiction (Abingdon, England) 112, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 113-123.

  • H Adams, D Hibar, V Chouraki, J Stein, P Nyquist, M Rentería, S Trompet, A Arias-Vasquez, S Seshadri, S Desrivières, A Beecham, N Jahanshad, K Wittfeld, S Van der Lee, L Abramovic, S Alhusaini, N Amin, M Andersson, K Arfanakis, B Aribisala, N Armstrong, L Athanasiu, T Axelsson, A Beiser, M Bernard, J Bis, L Blanken, S Blanton, M Bohlken, M Boks, J Bralten, A Brickman, O Carmichael, M Chakravarty, G Chauhan, Q Chen, C Ching, G Cuellar-Partida, A Braber, N Doan, S Ehrlich, I Filippi, T Ge, S Giddaluru, A Goldman, R Gottesman, C Greven, O Grimm, M Griswold, T Guadalupe, J Hass, U Haukvik, S Hilal, E Hofer, D Hoehn, A Holmes, M Hoogman, D Janowitz, T Jia, D Kasperaviciute, S Kim, M Klein, B Kraemer, P Lee, J Liao, D Liewald, L Lopez, M Luciano, C Macare, A Marquand, M Matarin, K Mather, M Mattheisen, B Mazoyer, D McKay, R McWhirter, Y Milaneschi, N Mirza-Schreiber, R Muetzel, S Maniega, K Nho, A Nugent, L Loohuis, J Oosterlaan, M Papmeyer, I Pappa, L Pirpamer, S Pudas, B Pütz, K Rajan, A Ramasamy, J Richards, S Risacher, R Roiz-Santiañez, N Rommelse, E Rose, N Royle, T Rundek, P Sämann, C Satizabal, L Schmaal, A Schork, L Shen, J Shin, E Shumskaya, A Smith, E Sprooten, L Strike, A Teumer, R Thomson, D Tordesillas-Gutierrez, R Toro, D Trabzuni, D Vaidya, J Van der Grond, D Van der Meer, M Van Donkelaar, K Van Eijk, T Van Erp, D Van Rooij, E Walton, L Westlye, C Whelan, B Windham, A Winkler, G Woldehawariat, C Wolf, T Wolfers, B Xu, L Yanek, J Yang, A Zijdenbos, M Zwiers, I Agartz, N Aggarwal, L Almasy, D Ames, P Amouyel, O Andreassen, S Arepalli, A Assareh, S Barral, M Bastin, D Becker, J Becker, D Bennett, John Blangero, H van Bokhoven, D Boomsma, H Brodaty, R Brouwer, H Brunner, R Buckner, J Buitelaar, K Bulayeva, W Cahn, V Calhoun, D Cannon, G Cavalleri, C Chen, CY Cheng, S Cichon, M Cookson, A Corvin, B Crespo-Facorro, Joanne Curran, M Czisch, A Dale, G Davies, E De Geus, P De Jager, G de Zubicaray, N Delanty, C Depondt, A DeStefano, A Dillman, S Djurovic, G Donohoe, W Drevets, Ravindranath Duggirala, Thomas Dyer, S Erk, T Espeseth, D Evans, I Fedko, G Fernández, L Ferrucci, S Fisher, D Fleischman, I Ford, T Foroud, P Fox, C Francks, M Fukunaga, J Gibbs, D Glahn, R Gollub, Harald Goring, H Grabe, R Green, O Gruber, V Gudnason, S Guelfi, N Hansell, J Hardy, C Hartman, R Hashimoto, K Hegenscheid, A Heinz, S Le Hellard, D Hernandez, D Heslenfeld, B Ho, P Hoekstra, W Hoffmann, A Hofman, F Holsboer, G Homuth, N Hosten, J Hottenga, H Pol, M Ikeda, M Ikram, C Jack, Jr, M Jenkinson, R Johnson, E Jönsson, J Jukema, R Kahn, R Kanai, I Kloszewska, D Knopman, P Kochunov, J Kwok, S Lawrie, H Lemaître, X Liu, D Longo, W Longstreth, Jr, O Lopez, S Lovestone, O Martinez, J Martinot, V Mattay, C McDonald, A McIntosh, K McMahon, F McMahon, P Mecocci, I Melle, A Meyer-Lindenberg, S Mohnke, G Montgomery, D Morris, T Mosley, T Mühleisen, B Müller-Myhsok, M Nalls, M Nauck, T Nichols, W Niessen, M Nöthen, L Nyberg, K Ohi, R Olvera, R Ophoff, M Pandolfo, T Paus, Z Pausova, B Penninx, G Pike, S Potkin, B Psaty, S Reppermund, M Rietschel, J Roffman, N Romanczuk-Seiferth, J Rotter, M Ryten, R Sacco, P Sachdev, A Saykin, R Schmidt, P Schofield, S Sigurdsson, A Simmons, A Singleton, S Sisodiya, C Smith, J Smoller, H Soininen, V Srikanth, V Steen, D Stott, J Sussmann, A Thalamuthu, H Tiemeier, A Toga, B Traynor, J Troncoso, J Turner, C Tzourio, A Uitterlinden, M Hernández, M Van der Brug, A Van der Lugt, N Van der Wee, C Van Duijn, N Van Haren, D Van Ent, M Van Tol, B Vardarajan, D Veltman, M Vernooij, H Völzke, H Walter, J Wardlaw, T Wassink, M Weale, D Weinberger, M Weiner, W Wen, E Westman, T White, T Wong, C Wright, H Zielke, A Zonderman, I Deary, C DeCarli, H Schmidt, N Martin, A De Craen, M Wright, L Launer, G Schumann, M Fornage, B Franke, S Debette, S Medland, M Ikram, and P Thompson. "Novel genetic loci underlying human intracranial volume identified through genome-wide association.," Nature neuroscience 19, no. 12 (December 2016): 1569-1582.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Harald Goring. Discovery of Functional Variants in Type 2 Diabetes Genes in Mexican Americans, NIH/NIDDK, (May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2019)

  • Harald Goring. A Genetic Study of Blood Metabolites and Their Relationship to Diabetes Risk, NIH/NIDDK, $917,652.00 (September 1, 2013 - June 30, 2017)

  • Harald Goring. 2/2 - An Integrative Genetic Investigation of Schizophrenia, NIH/NIMH, $61,943.00 (July 21, 2011 - April 30, 2017)

  • Harald Goring. Whole Genome Sequencing to Identify Causal Genetic Variants Influencing CVD Risk, NIH/NHLBI, (April 15, 2012 - March 31, 2017)

  • Harald Goring. Gene Expression in an African American Schizophrenia Dataset, NIH/NIMH (Northshore), $113,735.00 (July 12, 2012 - June 30, 2016)