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Assistant Professor • Publications
Institute for Behavioral Genetics • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

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

Research Interests:

Methods for estimating heritability and investigating genomic architecture of complex traits. Recent work focuses on the heritability and genetic architecture of psychiatric disorders.

Active Grants:

  • NIH/NIA 1 R01 AG046938-06 (PI: Reynolds) Colorado Adoption/Twin Study of Lifespan Behavioral Development & Cognitive Aging (CATSLife2). Role: Co-Investigator
  • NIH/NIDA 1 R01 DA044283-01 (PI: Vrieze) Deep sequencing, phenotyping, and imputation in large-scale biobanks: A novel and cost-effective framework to identify rare mutations associated with addiction. Role: Co-Investigator
  • NIH/NIMH 5 R01 MH100141-06 (PI: Keller) Estimating the genetic and environmental architecture of psychiatric disorders. Role: Co-Investigator
  • HEV~NI23013 Hevolution/AFAR. PI Evans. Hevolution/AFAR New Investigator Awards in Aging Biology and Geroscience Research, "Gene-gene interaction associations with frailty to identify core genes of aging and their biological context." Project duration 01/01/2024-12/31/2026. Total award $375,000. Role: Primary Investigator.
  • NIH/NIEHS R21ES035826-01. PI Harry Smolker. Long-term Effects of Developmental Air Pollution Exposure on Adult Mental Health: Sensitive Periods, Neural Correlates, and Genetic Risk Factors. Project duration 04/01/2023-03/31-2025, total award $391,250. Role: Co-Investigator.

Additional Resources:

Evans Lab Page

EBIO faculty page

Current CV