Margarita Rivera Sanchez

Margarita Rivera Sanchez


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Research interests

My work focuses on investigating the genetic relationship between psychiatric disorders, mainly depression and bipolar disorder, and obesity-related diseases (i.e. type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disorders, etc). The goal of my research is to get a better understanding of the molecular genetic basis of comorbidity between psychiatric disorders and obesity related diseases, both of which have major public health, clinical, economic, personal and social implications worldwide.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • QH426 Genetics
  • QH301 Biology


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  • Genome-wide Association for Major Depression Through Age at Onset Stratification

    Power, R., Tansey, K., Buttenschøn, H. N., Cohen-Woods, S., Bigdeli, T., Psychiatric Genomics Consortium MDD Working Group, Hall, L. S., Kutalik, Z., Hong Lee, S., Ripke, S., Steinberg, S., Teumer, A., Viktorin, A., Wray, N. R., Baune, B. T., Boomsma, D. I., Børglum, A. D., Byrne, E. M., Castelao, E., Craddock, N., & 59 othersCraig, I., Dannlowski, U., Deary, I. J., Degenhardt, F., Forstner, A. J., Gordon, S. D., Grabe, H. J., Grove, J., Hamilton, S. P., Hayward, C., Heath, A. C., Hocking, L. J., Homuth, G., Hottenga, J. J., Kloiber, S., Krogh, J., Landen, M., Lang, M., Levinson, D. F., Lichtenstein, P., Lucae, S., Madden, P. A. F., Macintyre, D. J., Magnusson, P. K. E., Martin, N. G., McIntosh, A. M., Middeldorp, C. M., Milaneschi, Y., Montgomery, G. W., Mors, O., Müller-Myhsok, B., Nyholt, D. R., Oskarsson, H., Owen, M. J., Padmanabhan, S., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Pergadia, M. L., Porteous, D. J., Potash, J. B., Preisig, M., Rivera Sanchez, M., Shi, J., Sigurdsson, E., Shyn, S. I., Smit, J. H., Smith, B. H., Stefansson, H., Stefansson, K., Strohmaier, J., Sullivan, P. F., Thomson, P., Thorgeirsson, T. E., Van der Auwera Affiliations, S., Weissman, M. M., Consortium, C., Breen, G. D., Lewis, C. M., CONVERGE Consortium & GERAD1 Consortium:, 15 Feb 2017, In: Biological psychiatry. 81, 4, p. 325-335

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    141 Citations (Scopus)
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  • Interaction between the FTO gene, body mass index and depression: meta-analysis of 13701 individuals

    Rivera, M., Locke, A. E., Corre, T., Czamara, D., Wolf, C., Ching-Lopez, A., Milaneschi, Y., Kloiber, S., Cohen-Woods, S., Rucker, J., Aitchison, K. J., Bergmann, S., Boomsma, D. I., Craddock, N., Gill, M., Holsboer, F., Hottenga, J-J., Korszun, A., Kutalik, Z., Lucae, S., & 18 othersMaier, W., Mors, O., Müller-Myhsok, B., Owen, M. J., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Preisig, M., Rice, J., Rietschel, M., Tozzi, F., Uher, R., Vollenweider, P., Waeber, G., Willemsen, G., Craig, I. W., Farmer, A. E., Lewis, C. M., Breen, G. & McGuffin, P., 22 Jun 2017, In: The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science.

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  • An Analysis of Two Genome-Wide Association Meta-Analyses Identifies a New Locus for Broad Depression Phenotype

    Direk, N., Williams, S., Smith, J. A., Ripke, S., Air, T., Amare, A. T., Amin, N., Baune, B. T., Bennett, D. A., Blackwood, D. H. R., Boomsma, D., Breen, G., Buttenschøn, H. N., Byrne, E. M., Børglum, A. D., Castelao, E., Cichon, S., Clarke, T-K., Cornelis, M. C., Dannlowski, U., & 82 othersDe Jager, P. L., Demirkan, A., Domenici, E., van Duijn, C. M., Dunn, E. C., Eriksson, J. G., Esko, T., Faul, J. D., Ferrucci, L., Fornage, M., Geus, E. D., Gill, M., Gordon, S. D., Grabe, H. J., Grootheest, G. V., Hamilton, S. P., Hartman, C. A., Heath, A. C., Hek, K., Hofman, A., Homuth, G., Horn, C., Hottenga, J. J., Kardia, S. L. R., Kloiber, S., Koenen, K., Kutalik, Z., Ladwig, K-H., Lahti, J., Levinson, D. F., Lewis, C. M., Lewis, G., Li, Q. S., Llewellyn, D. J., Lucae, S., Lunetta, K. L., MacIntyre, D. J., Madden, P., Martin, N. G., McIntosh, A. M., Metspalu, A., Milaneschi, Y., Montgomery, G. W., Mors, O., Mosley Jr, T. H., Murabito, J. M., Müller-Myhsok, B., Nöthen, M. M., Nyholt, D. R., O’Donovan, M. C., Penninx, B. W., Pergadia, M. L., Perlis, R., Potash, J. B., Preisig, M., Purcell, S. M., Quiroz, J. A., Räikkönen, K., Rice, J. P., Rietschel, M., Rivera Sanchez, M., Schulze, T. G., Shi, J., Shyn, S., Sinnamon, G. C., Smit, J. H., Smoller, J. W., Snieder, H., Tanaka, T., Tansey, K. E., Teumer, A., Uher, R., Umbricht, D., der Auwera, S. V., Ware, E. B., Weir, D. R., Weissman, M. M., Willemsen, G., Yang, J., Zhao, W., Tiemeier, H. & Sullivan, P. F., 8 Dec 2016, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Biological psychiatry.

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  • Association of CRTC1 polymorphisms with obesity markers in subjects from the general population with lifetime depression

    Quteineh, L., Preisig, M., Rivera, M., Milaneschi, Y., Castelao, E., Gholam-Rezaee, M., Vandenberghe, F., Saigi-Morgui, N., Delacrétaz, A., Cardinaux, J-R., Willemsen, G., Boomsma, D. I., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Ching-López, A., Conus, P. & Eap, C. B., 10 Mar 2016, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Affective Disorders.

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  • Body mass index, but not FTO genotype or major depressive disorder, influences brain structure

    Cole, J. H., Boyle, C. P., Simmons, A., Cohen-woods, S., Rivera, M., Mcguffin, P., Thompson, P. M. & Fu, C. H. Y., 12 Nov 2013, In: Neuroscience. 252, p. 109-117 9 p., N/A.

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