- 1 Welcome!
- 2 Research
- 3 Lab meeting
- 4 Computing
- 5 Classes
- 6 We're hiring postdocs and taking grad students!
- 7 Odds and Ends
Hello, we are a research group in the Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota.
- Genome-wide association studies using microarrays and whole genome sequencing to understand the nature of psychopathology and addiction.
- Twin/Adoption studies through the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research. We ask developmental questions about the emergence and course of mental illness and substance use and dependence.
- Development of new assessments using wireless sensors such as those in your smartphone. Measures of environmental influence in psychological studies are often limited and bespoke. Smartphones might provide standardized ways to measure aspects of the environment in which we live.
GWAS & Sequencing Consortium of Alcohol and Nicotine use
The GWAS & Sequencing Consortium of Alcohol and Nicotine use (GSCAN) is a collaboration between the University of Minnesota, Penn State, and the University of Michigan.
The Colorado Online Twin Study (CoTwins) is a longitudinal study of adolescent twins using web-based and mobile tech assessment methods.
The "Developmental Consortium" (DevCon) is a budding longitudinal genetic association consortium effort.
Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research
The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research houses our administrative structure, and includes A decades-long longitudinal study of ~2500 nuclear families, including 1,850 families with twins and 650 families with adoptees.
We have contributed to a variety of large GWAS consortia.
Lab meeting goals and schedule are here.
- The majority of relatively important scripts are managed on our lab github page VriezeLab Github. Here are some helpful git commands and directions to use github.
- The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute does various weekly in-person tutorials, which you can find here. MSI tutorials are also available on YouTube
- University of Minnesota Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services (LATIS) Research Workshop Series
- If you are brand new to working on the command line check out Codecademy.
- To connect to the wired network you have to register your MAC address here: https://it.umn.edu/registering-device-network-dhcp
University of Minnesota
University of Colorado Boulder
PSYC 3102: Behavioral Genetics. This course covers introductory material and concepts in behavioral and psychiatric genetics. We cover the history of BG, Mendelian diseases to illustrate basic gene/environment concepts, twin and adoption studies, and recent molecular approaches including whole genome sequencing and genome wide association analyses.
PSYC 3112: Behavioral Genetics II. This course covers more advanced concepts in behavioral genetics, including recent molecular approaches including whole genome sequencing and genome wide association analyses.
PSYC 7693: Personality Measurement. Core PhD-level clinical psychology course designed to teach basic measurement and decision theory, as well as application of psychological tests like the MMPI-2 and structured interviews like the SCID5.
We're hiring postdocs and taking grad students!
We're currently accepting applications for talented postdoctoral fellows. The Please contact Scott if you're interested.
Interested graduate students who would like to pursue a research-intensive PhD in Clinical Psychology can apply to work with Scott through the Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology Research program in the Psychology Department. Scott also accepts students through the Personality, Behavior Genetics, and Individual Differences program (PIB).
With Monica Luciana, Scott also directs a T32 training program "Training in Genetic and Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Addiction". The program supports predoc and postdoc trainees. Click the link for more information.
Odds and Ends
Scott is part of the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research, which houses multiple longitudinal genetically informative studies, including twins and adoptees.
Great stuff from Paul Meehl