People

Name Title Department E-mail Phone
Ryan Bachtell
Neurogenetics of Drug Addiction
Assistant Professor Psychology & Neuroscience Ryan.Bachtell@colorado.edu 303-492-2305
Michael Baratta
Post Doctoral Trainee Institute for Behavioral Genetics michael.baratta@Colorado.EDU 303-735-0077
Allison Barrett
Professional Research Assistant Institute for Behavioral Genetics barretal@colorado.edu 303-492-7730
Sonya Belimezova
Genetics of addiction
Graduate Student Integrative Physiology Sonya.Belimezova@Colorado.EDU
Chelsie Benca
Neural correlates and genetic influences on executive functions and related maladaptive behaviors
Graduate Student Psychology & Neuroscience Chelsie.Benca@Colorado.EDU
Doug Bjelland
Post Doc Trainee Institute for Behavioral Genetics Douglas.Bjelland@colorado.edu
Jason D. Boardman
Gene-environment interactions related to health behaviors
Associate Professor Department of Sociology and Institute of Behavioral Science boardman@colorado.edu 303-492-2146
Debra Boeldt
Genetic and environmental influences on positive parenting and offspring externalizing behaviors
Graduate Student Psychology & Neuroscience Debra.Boeldt@Colorado.EDU 303-492-8507
Michael Breed
The role of cuticular compounds in recognition, and the patterns of inheritance of chemical cuticular signatures
Professor Ecology and Evolutionary Biology michael.breed@colorado.edu 303-492-7687
Cassandra Burger
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Cassandra.Burger@colorado.edu 303-492-7362
Coral Cabrera-Montalvo
Graduate Student Integrative Physiology Coral.Cabreramontalvo@Colorado.EDU
Brian Cadle
Effects of substances on the electrophysiological properties of neurons in the prefrontal cortex, & the effects of MDMA on the gating properties of neurons projecting to the subiculum
Graduate Student Psychology & Neuroscience brian.cadle@colorado.edu
Gregory Carey
Anxiety disorders and the development of externalizing behavior during adolescence.
Associate Professor Psychology & Neuroscience Gregory.Carey@Colorado.EDU 303-492-1658
Nomita Chhabildas
Comorbidity in childhood psychopathology and learning disabilities.
Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Nomita@Colorado.EDU 303-735-5570
Micaela Christopher
Research Associate Psychology & Neuroscience Micaela.Christopher@Colorado.EDU
Al Collins
Neurochemical correlates of addiction.
Professor Emeritus Institute for Behavioral Genetics Al.Collins@Colorado.EDU 303-492-8752
Marilyn Coors
Ethics of human genetic modification, informed consent in genetic research, and the use of genetic information in behavioral genetics.
Associate Professor Institute for Behavioral Genetics marilyn.coors@ucdenver.edu 303-724-3993
Robin Corley
Longitudinal analysis of specific cognitive abilities and problem behaviors.
Senior Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Robin.Corley@Colorado.EDU 303-492-5189
Kimberly G Corley
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Kimberly.Corley@Colorado.EDU 303-492-3705
Thomas Crowley
Executive cognitive functioning tasks in adolescents with serious substance and conduct problems.
Professor Institute for Behavioral Genetics thomas.crowley@ucdenver.edu 303-724-3181
Jim Cypser
Role of chromatin remodeling (epigenetic changes such as histone modification) in aging and stress resistance, using the nematode C. elegans as model organism.
Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Jrcypser@Colorado.EDU 303-492-2152
Teresa DeCandia
Heritability of Schizophrenia and the extent to which DNA methods can create false estimates of heritability.
Research Associate Psychology & Neuroscience Teresa.Decandia@Colorado.EDU 303-735-5500
John Defries
Twin and adoption studies of cognitive abilities and the genetics of learning disabilities.
Professor Institute for Behavioral Genetics john.defries@colorado.edu 303-492-2839
Richard A. Deitrich
Research concerning the molecular mechanism by which ethanol brings about its effects in brain and peripheral tissues.
Professor Emeritus Pharmacology & Pharmacogenetics Richard.Deitrich@uchsc.edu 303-315-7076
Peter Dobelis
Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Peter.Dobelis@Colorado.EDU 303-492-9677
Sam Dolzani
The intrinsic mechanisms of synaptic plasticity underlying reward-related behaviors, such as psychostimulant addiction
Graduate Student Institute for Behavioral Genetics Sam.Dolzani@Colorado.EDU 303-735-0077
Melissa Dunivant
Grant Coordinator Institute for Behavioral Genetics Melissa.Dunivant@Colorado.EDU 303-492-3405
Marissa Ehringer
Identification of genetic mechanisms that contribute to alcohol, tobacco, and substance use.
Associate Professor Integrative Physiology Marissa.Ehringer@Colorado.EDU 303-492-1463
Naomi Friedman
Mechanisms (neural and genetic) underlying individual differences in executive functions and their relations to everyday self regulation as well as various forms of psychopathology.
Assistant Professor Institute for Behavioral Genetics Naomi.Friedman@Colorado.EDU 303-735-4457
Francesc Xavier Gallego Moreno
Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Francesc.GallegoMoreno@Colorado.EDU 303-492-5694
Sharon Grady
Diversity and function of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Sharon.Grady@Colorado.EDU 303-492-9677
Andy Gross
Professional Research Assistant II Institute for Behavioral Genetics andrew.gross@Colorado.EDU 303-735-2316
Marie Teresa Grupp
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Terry.Grupp@Colorado.EDU 303-492-1524
Corinne Gunn
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics corinne.gunn@Colorado.EDU 303-492-4473
Daniel Gustavson
Graduate Student Psychology & Neuroscience Daniel.Gustavson@colorado.edu
Brett Haberstick
Genotypic variation for studies of complex traits. Focus on functional polymorphisms and their contribution to individual differences in substance use disorders (alcohol, tobacco) and other disinhibited behavioral problems.
Senior Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Brett.Haberstick@Colorado.edu 303-492-9405
Christina Hewitt
Molecular genetic studies of human behaviors.
Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Christina.Hewitt@Colorado.EDU 303-492-0629
John Hewitt
Development of behavior problems in childhood and adolescence.
IBG Director, Professor, Executive Editor, Behavior Genetics. Institute for Behavioral Genetics John.Hewitt@Colorado.EDU 303-492-0742
Charles Hoeffer
Understanding the cellular and molecular basis for neurological disorder and neurodegenerative disease
Assistant Professor Institute for Behavioral Genetics Charles.Hoeffer@colorado.edu 303-492-9563
Christian Hopfer
Longitudinal studies of youth with adolescent-onset antisocial behavior and substance use disorders.
Associate Professor Institute for Behavioral Genetics Christian.Hopfer@ucdenver.edu 303-724-3170
Dina J Huber
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Dina.Huber@Colorado.EDU
Brooke Huibregtse
Graduate Student Psychology & Neuroscience Brooke.Huibregtse@Colorado.EDU
Jacqueline Hulslander
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Jacqueline.Hulslander@Colorado.EDU 303-492-7243
Dan Johnson
Genetically informed developmental models of psychopathology; genetic and environmental influences on psychopathology and vulnerability factors
Graduate Student Psychology & Neuroscience daniel.p.johnson@Colorado.EDU
Anne B Johnson
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Anne.Johnson@Colorado.EDU 303-492-8985
Thomas E. Johnson
Genetics dissection of the longevity-enhancing properties of dietary restriction in both the nematode worm and in the mouse.
Professor Institute for Behavioral Genetics johnsont@colorado.edu 303-492-0279
Elizabeth Johnson-Wold
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Elizabeth.Johnson-wold@Colorado.EDU 303-492-7730
Jennifer Keith
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics jennifer.keith@Colorado.EDU 303-735-2644
Matthew C Keller
Modeling and simulating genetically informative designs that better enable us to understand the causes of human differences.
Associate Professor Psychology & Neuroscience matthew.c.keller@Colorado.EDU 303.492-5799
Sean Kelly
Professional Research Assistant Institute for Behavioral Genetics Sean.Kelly-2@colorado.edu 303-492-7362
Kenneth S. Krauter
Comparative genome analysis and the use of genetic analysis to identify genes involved in complex traits such as behavioral abnormalities.
Professor Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology krauter@colorado.edu 303-492-6693
Betty Jean Kring
Receptionist Institute for Behavioral Genetics Betty.Kring@Colorado.EDU 303-492-7362
Amy Lynn Ledbetter
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Amy.Ledbetter@Colorado.EDU 303-492-2016
Daniel Leopold
Graduate Student Psychology & Neuroscience Daniel.Leopold@Colorado.edu
Jeff Lessem
Research into the methodology for detecting quantitative trait loci; particularly in relation to substance abuse disorders and conduct disorders.
Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Jeff.Lessem@Colorado.EDU 303-492-2843
Josien Levenga
Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics josien.levenga@colorado.edu
Chris Link
Molecular genetics; modeling of neurodegenerative diseases using transgenic C. elegans.
Associate Professor Integrative Physiology Chris.Link@Colorado.edu 303-735-5112
Esteban Loetz
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Esteban.Loetz@Colorado.EDU 303-492-8844
Carol B Lynch
The genetic basis of evolutionary adaptation and brain mechanisms underlying adaptive behaviors.
Professor Institute for Behavioral Genetics Carol.Lynch@Colorado.EDU 303-492-2890
Michael Marks
Genetic influences on molecular, biochemical, physiological, and behavioral factors mediating the responses to nicotine in mice.
Senior Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Michael.Marks@Colorado.edu 303-492-9677
Tristan Mcclure-begley
Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Tristan.Mcclure-begley@Colorado.EDU 303-492-8844
Jillian McKinney
Professional Research Assistant Institute for Behavioral Genetics mckinnej@culink.Colorado.EDU 303-492-2125
Matt McQueen
Development and application of statistical and epidemiological methods geared towards large scale genomic analysis in both family-based and population-based samples.
Associate Professor Integrative Physiology matt.mcqueen@colorado.edu 303.735.5158
Whitney Melroy
Graduate Student Integrative Physiology Whitney.Melroy@Colorado.EDU
Dorian Mitchem
Graduate Student Psychology & Neuroscience Dorian.Mitchem@Colorado.EDU
Jill Miyamoto-Ditmon
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics jill.miyamoto@Colorado.EDU 303-492-5664
Sherry Nasif
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Sherry.Horning@Colorado.EDU
Christina Nelson-Goens
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Christina.Nelson-goens@Colorado.EDU 303-735-3613
Breanne Newell
Graduate Student Integrative Physiology Breanne.Newell@Colorado.EDU
Heidi O'Neill
Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Heidi.ONeill@Colorado.EDU 303-492-8844
Richard K. Olson
Etiology and remediation of reading disabilities and component processes in reading and language.
Professor Institute for Behavioral Genetics rolson@psych.Colorado.EDU 303-492-8865
Alicia Pardo
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics alicia.pardo@Colorado.EDU 303-735-3518
Laura Marie Paulson
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Laura.Namovicz@Colorado.EDU 303-492-5278
Bruce Pennington
Research focus on understanding disorders of cognitive development.
Professor, Director of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Program, University of Denver. Institute for Behavioral Genetics bpenning@nova.psy.du.edu 303-871-4403
Matthew Powers
Post Doc Trainee Institute for Behavioral Genetics Matthew.Powers@Colorado.EDU 303-492-5664
Richard Radcliffe
The genetic and molecular basis of drug and alcohol abuse.
Associate Professor Institute for Behavioral Genetics Richard.Radcliffe@ucdenver.edu 303-315-1595
Kristin Rasmus Burrow
Behav Genetics
Graduate Student Psychology & Neuroscience Kristin.Rasmus@Colorado.EDU 303-735-0077
Sally-Ann Rhea
Sr Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Sally-ann.Rhea@Colorado.EDU 303-492-2822
Soo Rhee
Etiology and development of childhood disruptive disorders.
Associate Professor Psychology & Neuroscience Soo.Rhee@colorado.edu 303-492-4631
Paula G Roberts
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Paula.Roberts@Colorado.EDU 303-492-7953
Michael Roche
Professional Research Assistant Institute for Behavioral Genetics Michael.Roche@Colorado.EDU 303-492-7362
Forest Miller Roy
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics forest.roy@Colorado.EDU 303-735-3518
Daniel Patrick Ryan
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Daniel.Ryan@Colorado.EDU 303-492-3475
Jerome A Salazar
Professional Research Asst, Retiree Institute for Behavioral Genetics Jerome.Salazar@Colorado.EDU 303-492-2125
Sterling Sawaya
Post Doc Trainee Institute for Behavioral Genetics sterling.sawaya@colorado.edu
Sean P Shelby
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics sean.shelby@Colorado.EDU 303-735-3051
Caitlin Short
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Caitlin.A.Short@Colorado.EDU
James M. Sikela
Genetic factors involved in learning and memory, and the use of evolutionary genomics approaches to identify the genes unique to the human lineage.
Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics james.sikela@ucdenver.edu 303-724-3385
Ingrid U Simecek
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Ingrid.Ullring@Colorado.EDU 303-735-3356
Ashley Smith
Etiology of psychiatric disorders, issues of comorbidity, genetic and environmental risk factors, and neurocognitive abilities associated with psychopathology.
Graduate Student Psychology & Neuroscience Ashley.K.Smith@Colorado.EDU
Toni N. Smolen
Pharmacogenetics and neuropharmacology.
Associate Director Institute for Behavioral Genetics Toni.Smolen@Colorado.EDU 303-492-2342
Andy Smolen
Assessment of the contribution of specific candidate genes to complex behaviors.
Senior Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Andrew.Smolen@colorado.edu 303-492-8639
Michael C. Stallings
ndividual differences in liability to substance abuse and related psychopathology.
Associate Professor Psychology & Neuroscience Michael.Stallings@Colorado.EDU 303-492-2826
Jerry Stitzel
Underlying biological bases for the behavioral and physiological actions of drugs of abuse with special emphasis on nicotine.
Associate Professor Integrative Physiology stitzel@colorado.edu 303-735-6173
Boris Tabakoff
Focus on the process of neural adaptation in response to ingestion of addictive substances, and, in particular, alcohol.
Professor Institute for Behavioral Genetics Boris.Tabakoff@ucdenver.edu 303-315-3125
Rasool Tahmasbi
Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Rasool.Tahmasbi@colorado.edu 303-492-7362
Patricia Tedesco
Faculty Retiree, Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics tedesco@Colorado.EDU 303-492-2929
Joanna Vandever
Genetic influences on cognitive and personality factors related to problem substance use and antisocial behavior.
Graduate Student Psychology & Neuroscience joanna.vandever@Colorado.EDU 303-735-2428
Bill VanMorter
Animal Lab Supervisor Institute for Behavioral Genetics William.Vanmorter@Colorado.EDU 303-492-2125
Janna Vannorsdel
Payroll Liaison Institute for Behavioral Genetics Janna.Vannorsdel@Colorado.EDU 303-492-1562
Scott Vrieze
Genetic and environmental influences on addiction
Assistant Professor (2014) Psychology & Neuroscience svrieze@umich.edu
Sally Wadsworth
Cognitive abilities and disabilities Developmental behavioral genetics Family, twin and adoption methodologies
Senior Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Sally.Wadsworth@Colorado.EDU 303-492-6795
Charles Richard Wageman
Professional Research Asst Institute for Behavioral Genetics Charles.Wageman@Colorado.EDU 303-492-8844
Jeanne M. Wehner
The genetic and biochemical regulation of sensitivity and tolerance to alcohol.
Professor Emerita Psychology & Neuroscience wehner@ibg.colorado.edu 303-492-2839
Erik Willcutt
The development of an optimal nosology of psychiatric disorders across the lifespan.
Professor Psychology & Neuroscience willcutt@psych.colorado.edu 303-492-3304
Amanda Wills
Adolescent Peer Choice and Smoking: Evidence of Active Gene-Environment Correlation?
Graduate Student Psychology & Neuroscience Amanda.Wills@Colorado.EDU
James R. Wilson
The endocrinological and genetic bases of behavioral differences.
Professor Emeritus Psychology & Neuroscience jrawilson@wildblue.net 303-492-7362
Helen Wong
Graduate Student Institute for Behavioral Genetics helen.wong@colorado.edu
Sarah Wu
Graduate Student Psychology & Neuroscience Sarah.Wu@Colorado.EDU
Jasmine Yap
Postdoctoral Trainee Institute for Behavioral Genetics Jasmine.Yap@Colorado.EDU
Helena Yardley
Graduate Student Integrative Physiology Helena.Yardley@colorado.edu
Susan Young
Genetic and environmental factors underlying the development of conduct disorder, ADHD and substance use problems; links between executive cognitive function and developmental psychopathology.
Senior Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Susan.Young@Colorado.EDU 303-492-1235
Cristian Zambrano
Study of mechanisms involved in nicotine addiction.
Research Associate Institute for Behavioral Genetics Cristian.Zambrano@Colorado.EDU 303-492-8844
Nassim Zanganeh
Grant Coordinator Institute for Behavioral Genetics nassim.zanganeh@Colorado.EDU 303-492-6057