Lisa M. Tarantino, PhD

Lisa M. Tarantino, PhD

Associate Professor
Genetics 

1012 Genetic Medicine Bldg
CB# 7264
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7264
919-843-7292


Research Interests

Keywords: Identification and characterization of genes that influence behavior; mouse models of addiction, anxiety, stress and depression-like behaviors

The research in Dr. Tarantino’s laboratory is focused on identification and characterization of genes that influence behavior. In particular, they study mouse models of addiction, anxiety, stress and depression-like behaviors. The laboratory uses a number of forward genetic approaches, including the measurement of behavior in existing mouse populations, such as inbred mouse strains, newer mouse resources like the Collaborative Cross and spontaneous and ENU-induced mutants. Behavior is also largely influenced by the environment and the laboratory is investigating environmental manipulations that act independently or in concert with genetic background to alter behavioral phenotypes.