Alexis Edwards, PhD

Assistant Professor

Education:
1999: B.S. Biology, University of South Carolina
2008: Ph.D. Genetics, North Carolina State University

Research Interests: 
My research is focused on genetic and environmental influences on internalizing disorders and substance use (including alcohol and nicotine). I am interested in these traits independently of one another, but also in shared genetic and/or environmental liabilities across traits and potential causal influences of one trait on another. Other general interests include changes in genetic/environmental influences across development (e.g., from adolescent into adulthood) and moderation of genetic effects by environmental factors. I use a variety of statistical genetic methods in my research, including GWAS, standard association tests, and twin modeling.


Office Phone: 804-828-8591
Office Fax: 804-828-1471

Address: P.O. Box 980126, Richmond, VA 23298-0126

Email: alexis.edwards@vcuhealth.org

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