Exploring Epigenetic Changes in Worm Model of Addiction

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.