Behavioral and Neural Genetics in Neurological Disorders

The purpose of this research is to investigate how someone's genetic makeup as reflected in their DNA is related to brain injury and thinking in people with MS and TBI. 

Participants receive a sterile DNA collection kit and will view a demonstration of how cheek cells are collected. Participants will then rub each cheek with 5 cotton swabs which will be sealed in a tube. This DNA collection will require either a single visit to Kessler Foundation or a swab collection kit will be sent to the participant's home. 


This study can be completed remotely and does not require in-person visits.

Actively Recruiting

Participation lasts approximately 10 minutes. 

Inclusion Criteria
  • Individuals who are 18 years or older
  • diagnosed with TBI, MS, or are a healthy volunteer
  • Participants must have previously enrolled in studies at Kessler Foundation to qualify for this research project. 

There is no compensation for this study. 

Research Categories
Tele Studies
Traumatic Brain Injury
Multiple Sclerosis
Healthy Volunteers
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