Elaine Shen, Ph.D.

Institute for Behavioral Genetics
Campus Box 447
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0447
Phone 303-492-2929
Phone 303-492-2152
Fax 303-492-8063
email: Elaine.Shen@Colorado.EDU

Research Interests

Genetic factors underlying sensitivity to anesthetic agents, as well as alcohol and other drugs of abuse. Behavioral indices, such as sedative-hypnotic effects, analgesia, ataxia, and locomotor activity are used as measures of sensitivity in genetic mouse models. Quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis in recombinant inbred strains to map and identify potential genetic factors responsible for complex behavioral traits.

OTHER INTERESTS: FOOD (and lots of it!!), running, hiking, mountains, oceans, and literature.