Student: Kaeli Knudsen
Type of project: Basic, Mind and Body
Grant Type: Undergraduate
Year of Award: 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Carvahlo
Institutions Affiliated: University of Saskatchewan
Description: Epigenetics is a relativity new field that explores the interaction between genes and their environment on an organism. Many mind and body neuroCAM interventions could be operating through epigenetic changes, though an understanding of epigenetics in pathological states is limited. This project seeks to address this gap by exploring the epigenetic changes in a worm model of addiction. By better understanding the gene and environment interactions, scientists might be able to better understand mind and body modalities and improve them.