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Ehringer, Marissa A Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Ehringer's research is aimed at identifying and understanding genetic underpinnings associated with alcohol and nicotine addiction. A major component of her work is to study variations in the human genes that encode for neuronal nicotinic receptors. The main binding site for nicotine, and also influenced by other drugs, these receptors have been associated with nicotine dependence, alcohol use and dependence, and other drug behaviors. Her laboratory uses human statistical genetics and molecular approaches to study the biological mechanisms that may be influenced by differences in genes. Another project in the lab is focused on understanding the effects of voluntary exercise on alcohol behaviors, and identifying differences in gene expression correlated with alcohol use and exercise.

keywords

  • behavioral genetics, nicotine and alcohol addiction, exercise and alcohol behaviors

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • IPHY 4860 Independent Study: Undergraduate (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 4870 Honors Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 4930 Internship (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 5262 Application of Bioinformatics and Genomics (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 6840 Research Project (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • IPHY 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • IPHY 6840 Research Project (Fall 2018)
  • IPHY 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • IPHY 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • IPHY 4860 Independent Study: Undergraduate (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 2910 Practicum in Integrative Physiology (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 4930 Internship (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 6840 Research Project (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 6950 Master's Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • IPHY 2910 Practicum in Integrative Physiology (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 4860 Independent Study: Undergraduate (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 4870 Honors Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 4930 Internship (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 5840 Graduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 6840 Research Project (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • IPHY 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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