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Postdoctoral Fellow Position

April 30, 2018

We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with experience in programming, statistics, and/or genetics to help us develop methods to elucidate the genetic architecture of complex traits using genome-wide data. This NIH funded work is being conducted at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG), University of Colorado, Boulder (PI Matthew Keller)...

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Comparison of methods that use whole genome data to estimate the heritability and genetic architecture of complex traits

April 26, 2018

IBG post-doc Luke Evans is first author on a paper in Nature Genetics which provides a comprehensive summary of different methods of computing narrow sense heritability from SNP data.

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Narrow-sense heritability estimation of complex traits using identity-by-descent information

March 28, 2018

IBG post-doc Luke Evans is first author on a paper in Heredity which discusses using GREML-IBD to get a (possibly) unbiased estimate of narrow-sense heritability in unrelated individuals.

Sam Dolzani portrait
Ketamine prevents anxiety in female rats

Feb. 26, 2018

Recent IBG graduate Sam Dolzani has published an article showing that low doses of ketamine impart resilience to future stressors in female rats. Previous research has only demonstrated this effect in male rats.

Olduvai wheel of fortune and misfortune.
Genomic trade-offs: are autism and schizophrenia the steep price of the human brain?

Feb. 5, 2018

IBG faculty fellow James Sikela and Veronica Searles Quick have published a paper in Human Genetics which investigates the hypothesis that the same genes which gave rise to human's exceptional cognitive capacity also have a downside. They show evidence that the Olduvai protein domain family is involved in this trade-off.