The Wingo Lab is a genetics laboratory at the Emory Unversity's Center for Neurodegenerative Disease and Atlanta Veterans Administration led by Aliza Wingo, M.D., M.Sc. and Thomas Wingo, M.D.. Our lab focuses on understanding the genetic basis of neurodegenerative disease (i.e., Alzheimer Disease) and psychological traits (i.e., psychological well-being, resilience, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD]).


1. Understanding the molecular mechanisms behind how psychological well-being and depression modify AD risk (R01 AG056533)

2. A Proteogenomic Approach to Understanding Alzheimer's Disease Genome-wide Association Study Results (P50 AG025688)

3. Accelerated aging and risk for Alzheimer's disease in the Emory Healthy Brain and Emory Healthy Aging Studies (Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Emory University)

4. Elucidating molecular mechanisms of psychological well-being (I01 BX003853)

5. Transgenerational effects of maternal stressors: Investigating the role of infant gene expression (U01 HG009807)

6. Elucidating the Role of Plasma Cholesterol in Alzheimer's Disease Using Mendelian Randomization (R56 AG062633)

7. Computational Prediction and Functional Validation of Novel Genetic and Epigenetic Risk Loci in Alzheimer's Disease (R56 AG060757, R56 AG062256)

Open Positions

1. We are currently seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with experience in statistical genetics, biostatistics, or bioinformatics.

2. We are currently seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with experience investigating molecular effects of genes that contribute to neurodegeneration and mental health illnesses in model systems.

Interested prospective candidates should send a current CV to Aliza Wingo (aliza.wingo at and Thomas Wingo (thomas.wingo at

Lab Culture

Our interests span several scientific and technical disciplines but is firmly focused on helping people lead healthier and happier lives. We welcome all participants, from students to seasoned researchers, regardless of race, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, or disability.