Welcome to Our Lab

The Behavioral Neurogenetics Lab is interested in how genes modulate complex behaviors.

Research in the lab focuses on the role of genetics in complex disorders. We examine if genetic variation influences behaviors and try to elucidate the biological mechanism through which this is occurring.

We investigate how genetic variation influences behaviors, by asking the questions:

  1. Do genes modulate behaviors?
  2. What is the biological mechanism through which this occurs?

Our lab utilizes a number of levels of analysis including preclinical models, cell culture models and human genetics.  Through integration of all of approaches we hope to better understand the biological basis of behavior.

Group Members

Photo portrait of Helen Kamens

Helen Kamens

Lab Director

Photo portrait of Constanza Paulina Silva Gallardo

Constanza Paulina Silva Gallardo

Graduate Student Researcher

Photo portrait of Carley Miller

Carley Miller

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Photo portrait of Jacob Thomas

Jacob Thomas

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Our Location

Behavioral Neurogenetics Lab

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