Chris Downing


Chris Downing

447 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0345
fax: 303-492-8063


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Research Interests:

Use of classical and molecular genetics to study drug addiction. Genetic and epigenetic factors mediating sensitivity and resistance to the detrimental effects of prenatal alcohol exposure.

Selected Publications:

1. Downing C, Balderrama-Durbin C, Hayes J, Johnson TE, Gilliam D. (2009). No effect of prenatal alcohol exposure on activity in three inbred strains of mice. Alcohol Alcohol, 44(1), 25-33.
PMID: 18854366 | pubmed abstract |

2. Bennett B, Downing C, Carosone-Link P, Ponicsan H, Ruf C, Johnson TE.(2007). Quantitative trait locus mapping for acute functional tolerance to ethanol in the L x S recombinant inbred panel. Alcohol Clin Exp Res., 31(2), 200-8.
PMID: 17250610 | pubmed abstract |

3. Downing C, Carosone-Link P, Bennett B, Johnson T. (2006) QTL mapping for low-dose ethanol activation in the LXS recombinant inbred strains. Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 30(7), 1111-20.
PMID: 16792557| pubmed abstract |