Dr. Ross received her Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University, and obtained her MD and MS in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. During her studies, she won numerous honors and awards, including the Stanford University Medical Scholar’s Award, the NIH National Library of Medicine Fellowship Award, and the Stanford University Dean’s Fellowship Award.
During her psychiatric residency at UCSF, she chose to work with Dr. William Byerley, and her research in the RRTP focused on refining phenotypes and genetics in psychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder, OCD, and PTSD. She completed a genome wide parametric linkage analyses of 644 bipolar pedigrees and was first author on a paper published on this work. In 2007, she was awarded a Resident Research Award from the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute at UCSF.
Dr. Ross is currently a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychiatry Research at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and is a graduate student in the UCSF Bioinformatics program. She is in the process of submitting a K08 application.
To date, Dr. Ross has published nine articles including two as first author, and has two articles submitted, including one as first author. She has presented at Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, the American World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics in 2006, 2007, and 2009, The American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposiums in 2009 and 2010, and the American Medical Informatics Association Summit on Clinical Research Informatics in 2010. She is scheduled to present data from her current research into neural correlates of early child abuse in patients with PTSD at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies in November 2010 in Toronto, and is currently preparing a paper on which she will be the primary author reporting these findings, for submission to the American Journal of Psychiatry.