University of Colorado

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates

  • Seth Balogh
    Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2000. Investigation of the genetic and molecular basis of learning and memory and interaction between nicotine and alcohol using transgeneic and knockout mice.

  • Beth Bennett
    Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1986. Molecular identification of genes underlying initial sensitivity to alcohol and alcohol preference.

  • Barbara Bowers
    Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1990. Evaluation of the role of protein kinase C in sensitivity to ehtanol and development of ethanol tolerance.

  • Christopher M. Butt
    Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2000. Studies of ethanol and nicotine interactions using neurochemistry, behavior, and a merging of classical genetics with null-mutation technology.

  • Robin Corley
    Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1987. Longitudinal analysis of specific cognitive abilities and problem behaviors.

  • Marissa Ehringer
    Ph.D., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2001. Investigation of genetic factors that contribute to nicotine, alcohol, and drug use problems.

  • Naomi Friedman
    Ph.D., University of Colorado, 2002. Working memory and executive functions, including indiviudal differences and behavioral genetic analyses of executive functions such as inhibition.

  • Sharon Grady
    Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1973. Function of nicotine in the central nervous system of mice, specifically, nicotine-stimulated release of neurotransmitters from synaptosomes.

  • Samuel Henderson
    Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1992. Study of DAF-16 in regulating longevity and stress resisitance in the nematode C. elegans,

  • Nate W. Kahn
    Ph.D., University of Denver, 1999. Molecular genetics of stress resistance and aging, using transgenic C. elegans for analysis of loci and molecular mechanisms involved in stress responses and longevity.

  • Jeffrey Lessem
    Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1999. Research into the methodology for detecting quantitative trait loci; particularly in relation to substance abuse disorders and conduct disorders.

  • Christopher Link
    Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1981. Molecular geentics; modeling of neurodegenerative diseases using transgenic C. elegans.

  • Michael Marks
    Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1974. Genetic influences on molecular, biochemical, physiological, and behavioral factors mediating the responses to nicotine in mice.

  • Sarah McCallum
    Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1999. Examines behavioral and biochemical effects of nicotine in null mutant and transgenic animals; genetic basis of nicotine tolerance and withdrawal.

  • Shane Rea
    Ph.D., University of Queensland, 2000. Demographics of aging in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans- Identification of long-lived individuals in genetically homogeneous populations.

  • Brad Rikke
    Ph.D., University of TExas, 1992. Genetic mapping and identification of genes underlying dietary restriction's ability to retard aging in mice.

  • Outi Salminen
    Ph.D., University of Helsinki, 2000. The central effects of nicotine, using combined biochemical, behavioral and gene null mutation approach.

  • Stephanie Schmitz
    Ph,D., University of Colorado, 1996. Genetic and environmental influences on the development of temperament, personality, and problem behavior; behavior genetics of psychopathology and health behaviors.

  • Shwu-Yar Tsai
    Ph.D., Texas Technical University, 1993. Differential gene expression underlying QTL action in alcohol sensitivity in mice.

  • Sally Wadsworth
    Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1994. Genetic and environmental influences on development of learning disabilities and academic achievement.

  • Paul Whiteaker
    Ph.D., University of Bath, U.K., 1996. Molecular basis of nicotine's central effects, using a combined biochemical, receptor binding, and gene null mutation approach.

  • Deqing Wu
    Ph.D., Peking University, 1995. Statistical and genetic analysis on aging in C. elegans.

  • Susan Young
    Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1998. Genetic and environmental factors underlying the development of conduct disorder, ADHD and substance use problems; links between executive cognitive function and developmental psychopathology.

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