How Our Genes Shape the Way We Respond to Our Environment; September 11, 2006



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Avshalom Caspi, Professor of Personality Development, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London and Professor of Psychology, Developmental Program on Personality and Psychopathology, University of Wisconsin at Madison

A gene environment interaction occurs when an environmental pathogen (for example, poor diet, pollution, life stress) has an effect on health depending upon a person’s genotype. Avshalom Caspi suggests that successful collaboration between genetic epidemiologists and neuroscientists can solve the biggest mystery of the human psychopathology: how does an environmental factor external to the person get inside the nervous system and alter its elements to generate the symptoms of a disordered mind?

The Lyle Lanier Lecture, hosted by: Department of Psychology

Monday, September 11, 2006
8:00 pm
Auditorium, Beckman Institute

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