Flint Lab research aims:
How genes influence behavior
Our laboratory is undertaking a series of studies to find out how genetic variants alter behavior, with a particular focus on anxiety and depression. We do this through genetic engineering and genetic mapping studies in mice, and through the analysis of large cohorts of human subjects, working to identify the relevant genetic variants and the genes upon which they act, as a starting point to exploring how genes influence behavior. Dr. Flint is one of the leaders of UCLA's Depression Grand Challenge, a campus wide initiative to find the causes of depression and use that knowledge to develop new, effective, therapies.