Kayla Chase

ChasePhD (2012), Advisor: R. Sharma, Department of Psychiatry

Dissertation: “Histone Methyltransferases (GLP , G9a, SETDBi) and H3K9me2; Regulation in Psychiatric Disorders”


Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Abraham Palmer, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

email: Kayla.a.chase@gmail.com


Research Interests:

Identifying cell-specific epigenomic landscapes in response to drugs of abuse.



Chase KA, Cone JJ, Rosen C, Sharma RP. The Value of Interleukin 6 as a Peripheral Diagnostic Marker in Schizophrenia. BMC Psychiatry. 2016:15(1):152. PMID: 27206977

Chase KA, Rosen C, Gin H, Bjorkquist O, Feiner B, Marvin R, Conrin S, Sharma RP. Metabolic and Inflammatory Genes in Schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research. 2015;225(1-2):208-11. PMID: 25433960

Chase KA, Gavin DPG, Guidotti A, Sharma RP. Histone Methylation at H3K9; Evidence for a Restrictive Epigenome in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. 2013;149(1-3):15-20. PMID: 23815974

Chase KA, Sharma RP. Nicotine Induces Chromatin Remodeling Through Decreases in the Methyltransferases GLP, G9a, Setdb1 and Levels of H3K9me2. Int J Neuropsychopharm. 2012;16:1-10. PMID:23067581