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Congratulations to Marissa Ehringer on her election as President-Elect of the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS)

Associate Professor Marissa A. Ehringer has been chosen as President-Elect of the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS).

Congratulations to Graduate Student Dan Gustavson for receiving the 2016 Dozier Award

Graduate Student Dan Gustavson Graduate student Dan Gustavson, mentored by Naomi Friedman and Akira Miyake, has been awarded the 2016 Dozier Award for Basic Research by the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience for the best doctoral dissertation presented.

Understanding the link between viral infections during pregnancy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

IBG Faculty Fellow, Charles Hoeffer, published a paper in Science identifying the immune cell populations responsible for the association between viral infection during pregnancy and increased risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders. "Our data suggest that therapeutic targeting of TH17 cells in susceptible pregnant mothers may reduce the likelihood of bearing children with inflammation-induced ASD-like phenotypes.'' 

Small changes in DNA can affect nicotine consumption

Drs. Marissa Ehringer and Jerry Stitzel and colleagues used molecular genetics to disentangle the specific nucleotides linked to nicotine consumption, going beyond previous work in humans identifying broader genetic regions associated with the trait. 

Article: Small changes in DNA can affect nicotine consumption

Dates announced for the 2016 International Workshop on Statistical Genetic Methods for Human Complex Traits

The 2016 International Workshop on Statistical Genetic Methods for Human Complex Traits (formerly the `Methodology of Twin and Family Studies Introductory Workshop’) will be held March 7 - March 11 2016 in Boulder Colorado.

 

For more information including programming and registration please see:

 

https://ibg.colorado.edu/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=workshop:2016:announcement