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Ehringer lab publishes on whole-genome sequence comparison between High and Low Open-Field Activity mice to narrow genes for anxiety-related behaviors

Sept. 17, 2020

Thomas, A.L., Evans, L.M., Nelsen, M.D. et al. Whole-Genome Sequencing of Inbred Mouse Strains Selected for High and Low Open-Field Activity. Behav Genet (2020).

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Christian Hopfer, John Hewitt, Scott Vrieze, and Matt McGue to study impact of COVID-19

Sept. 15, 2020

Faculty Fellows Christian Hopfer, John Hewitt (IBG Director), and Scott Vrieze, along with Prof. Matt McGue, have been awarded a supplementary grant to study effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on substance use and mental health in their ongoing twin study of recreational marijuana legalization (R01DA042755-S1). They will assess how the...

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Tom Johnson, Chris Link, and Jim Cypser receive new funding for cell senescence and Alzheimer's research

Sept. 15, 2020

IBG Faculty Fellows Tom Johnson and Chris Link, and IBG Researcher Jim Cypser received funding from the National Institute on Aging to study C. Elegans as a Model of Cell Senescence and Alzheimer's Disease (R21 AG067147).

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Claire Morrison, IBG graduate student, won the Rowe award at BGA 2020

Aug. 31, 2020

Claire Morrison , a graduate student at IBG, won the Rowe award for best poster presentation at the 2020 BGA conference. The title of her poster is Latent genetic structure of sleep health and psychopathology.

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Jared Balbona, IBG graduate student, won the Thompson award at the 2020 BGA conference

Aug. 31, 2020

Jared Balbona won the Thompson award for the best presentation by a student at the 2020 BGA conference. His talk was titled The nature of nurture revisited: Estimating the effect of vertical transmission using structural equation modeling. A pre-print version of the paper is available on bioRxiv .