Project Overview

Behavior, Genetics and Circadian Rhythms

Faculty Sponsor

Krista Ingram (




Project #1: The Paradox of Peak Performance in Elite Scholar-Athletes.
Project #2: Modeling the effects of circadian genes on human mood disorders.
Project #3: Timing is Everything:The influence of circadian rhythms and gene by environment interactions on test performance and risk-taking in humans
Project #4: Task Specific Gene Expression: How Ants Regulate Colony Behavior and Defy Lifespan Limits

Please see for more details or contact Professor Ingram directly.

Student Qualifications

BIOL181 and/or 182.  Molecular lab bench techniques desired, but not required.  I can train for all molecular techniques and/or students who desire purely behavioral studies are also welcome.

Number of Student Researchers

3 students

Project Length

at least 8 weeks

Applications open on 01/05/2018 and close on 02/05/2018

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If you have questions, please contact Karyn Belanger (