MillerComm Lecture Series

How Our Genes Shape the Way We Respond to Our Environment

Monday, September 11th, 2006
Avshalom Caspi
8:00 pm

Auditorium, Beckman Institute
405 North Mathews Avenue

Event Description

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

In conjunction with: Beckman Institute, College of Medicine, Counseling Center, Department of Educational Psychology, Department of Entomology, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Institute for Genomic Biology, Neuroscience Program, Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, School of Social Work

Event Video
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