Veronica Searles Quick is in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She graduated from Brown University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. From 2007 to 2008 she conducted research at Brown University studying genetic variations associated with suicidal behavior and addiction. From 2008 to 2010 she worked at Stanford University researching population genetics and structure among global coral reef populations. At the University of Colorado she conducted research examining the phenotypic implications of copy number variations in chromosome 1q21 and DUF1220 protein domains as part of her doctoral thesis work in the Human Medical Genetics and Genomics Program. She was awarded a PhD for this work in 2015. She has also conducted research in suicide epidemiology in the Department of Emergency Medicine. In addition to her degree-seeking responsibilities she serves on the Latin American Publication Initiative for Scholars editorial board through the Center for Global Health and has taught in a variety of subjects at the primary through graduate levels of coursework. Her research interests include psychiatric genetics/genomics and the intersection of psychiatric disease and human evolution.