RIA Seminar Series
How Genetic Findings Can Lead to Refinement of Phenotype: Tobacco Use and Dependence
Dr. Pamela Madden is a Professor in Psychiatry at Washington University. The primary focus of her research is the identification of genetic risk factors for tobacco use and dependence, and she is PI of a gene-discovery project focused on nicotine addiction and related phenotypes, the Nicotine Addiction Genetics (NAG) project is in its tenth year of funding. Dr. Madden has participated as PI or co-investigator on Australian family projects and Missouri-based adolescent-young adult twin studies for the past 20 years. She also serves as co-director for a NIDA-sponsored research education program for statistical and computational training in the genetics of addiction.