Frank Saccone

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Education & Training


  • PhD: Brown University, Providence, RI, 1995
  • BA: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1990

Research Interests


I am interested in statistical genetics and bioinformatics. I am currently working on methods of integrating genomic databases into the design, analysis and interpretation of SNP association studies of human disease. While these methods are general and can be applied to any disease, I am primarily interested in nicotine dependence, alcoholism and other addiction related phenotypes.

Key Publications


Funded Research Projects


NIDA (PI): Design and Interpretation of SNP Association Studies of Addiction
ACS (PI): Identifying Genetic Risk Loci for Nicotine Dependence
NCI (Key Personnel): The Collaborative Genetic Study of Nicotine Dependence
NIMH (Key Personnel): NIMH Center for Collaborative Genetic Studies – Data Analysis
NIDA (Key Personnel): The Genetics of Vulnerability to Nicotine Addictions
NIAAA (SUNY)(Key Personnel): Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism
NIDA (Key Personnel): Case Control Candidate Gene Study of Addiction
NIDA (Key Personnel): NIDA Center for Genetic Studies