IBG trains graduate students in the study of genetic influences on behavior. This is accomplished by requiring students to obtain a strong training in a primary academic discipline, by instructing them in the interdisciplinary content of behavioral genetics, and by providing an atmosphere that fosters interactions among scholars from different disciplines.
We direct three NIH pre- and postdoctoral training grants (from the National Institutes of: Mental Health; Child Health and Human Development; and Drug Abuse) supporting 13 graduate students and 4 postdoctoral fellows, and we co-direct another training grant supporting 8 postdoctoral fellows from the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.
There are 8 tenured or tenure-track faculty rostered in the Graduate School and based at IBG. In total there are 34 Faculty Fellows, most of whom hold joint appointments in academic units on the Boulder and Denver campuses. Although Behavioral Genetics can be thought of as the intersection between genetics and the behavioral sciences, our faculty comes from a broader range of backgrounds.
On the Boulder campus: Dept of Psychology & Neuroscience (10 +3 emeritus), Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (2), MCDB (1), Dept of Integrative Physiology (4), Dept of Sociology (1), Graduate School (2).
At the University of Colorado Denver: Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2), Pharmacology (3), and Psychiatry (2), and the Center for Bioethics and Humanities (1). At the University of Denver: Department of Psychology (1).
In addition to our research mission, faculty on the Boulder campus participate in both undergraduate and graduate teaching.
Currently, 21 graduate students mentored by IBG faculty fellows participate in the IBG training program; since we are not a degree-granting institute, all current graduate students are affiliated with academic units on the Boulder campus.
Approximately 32 postdoctoral fellows, research associates, and senior research associates are employed at IBG.
Approximately 58 PRAs, 13 administrative and animal laboratory staff members and 31 undergraduate student employees work on our various research projects