The Mission of IBG
IBG's mission is to conduct interdisciplinary research and training that examines the nature and origins of individual differences in behavior. Current human research at IBG uses large scale family, twin, adoption, and molecular genetic studies to understand behaviors of societal and health relevance, such as drug use, cognitive abilities, personality, learning disabilities, and psychopathology. Model organisms are used to study aging, dementia, drug-related behaviors, including alcohol and nicotine use and abuse.
We are living through one of the great scientific revolutions of our time. The advances in genetics are breathtaking, and these advances are reshaping the field of behavioral genetics. We are excited by the ways that IBG can harness the energy in the field to grow in new and important ways.