Institute for Behavioral Genetics
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0447
Investigating the effects of nicotine and abstinence on sleep behavior and diurnal rhythms. Identifying molecular and genetic mechanisms that mediate nicotine's effects on sleep, with a particular interest in the orexinergic system. Identification of genetic modifiers that contribute to nicotine dependence. The molecular characterization and validation of rare variants from phenotyping studies of nicotine dependence.
5 U01 DA043802-04 (Stitzel), 04/01/18-12/31/22. Genetic modifiers of Chrna5 deletion in mice: role in nicotine behaviors modulated by the medial habenula-IPN pathway. Role Research Associate
5 R01 DA044283-03 (Vrieze), 05/01/19-02/29/24, Deep sequencing, phenotyping, and imputation in large scale biobanks: A novel and cost-effective framework to identify rare mutations associated with addiction. Role: Research Associate