CLAS Supplementary Start-up Funds: Elizabeth Flandreau

There is a well-known link between exposure to environmental stress and increased risk for developing psychiatric disorders such as major depressive disorder (MDD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  However, the majority of stress-exposed individuals do not go on to develop these deleterious consequences.  The Flandreau lab examines environmental and genetic factors that may predict whether a subject will be sensitive or resilient to stress exposure.  Last summer we used a mouse model of social stress and examined behavioral outcomes.  This year, we will look at gene-expression in the brains of these mice to see if a specific set of genes are expressed in resilient vs. sensitive subjects.

Please visit Dr. Flandreau (Au Sable Hall 2129) if you are interested in this line of research.

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