Hunter Matthews
Research Associate
Institute for Behavioral Genetics

Institute for Behavioral Genetics
University of Colorado Boulder
447 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0447

Research Interests:

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.


Jerry Stitzel

Active Grants:

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

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