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Keller, Matthew C



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research overview

  • The research in my lab involves using measured single nucleotide polymorphism as well as sequencing data to gain insight into the genetic architecture of psychiatric disorders and other complex traits; and modeling and simulating genetically informative designs that better enable us to understand the causes of human trait variation and the resemblance between relatives. Our long-term goal is to elucidate the genetic underpinnings of psychiatric disorders and other complex traits


  • use of whole-genome SNP data for testing hypotheses related to human behavioral genetic variation and human evolution


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courses taught

  • IPHY 6010 - Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Presents special topics in integrative physiology. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • PSYC 2111 - Psychological Science I: Statistics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Introduces descriptive and inferential statistics and their roles in psychological research. Topics include correlation, regression, T-test, analysis of variance and selected nonparametric statistics.
  • PSYC 4011 - Senior Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Critically reviews some aspect of psychological literature, scholarly analysis of a major psychological issue, and/or empirical research project. See the psychology honors director for further information.
  • PSYC 4152 - Research Methods in Behavioral Genetics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Advanced course in behavioral genetics. Focuses on current methods used in quantitative and statistical genetics, emphasizing practical application and interpretation. Students review primary-source research and reviews. Students learn and apply technological skills by exploring genome wide data in laboratory practicals and demonstrate applied and theoretical knowledge in a cumulative paper.
  • PSYC 5541 - Special Topics in Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Studies and analyzes special interest topics from the broad and diversified field of psychology. Particular section content is determined by instructor. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours, provided the topics vary.
  • PSYC 6951 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2022
    May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.
  • PSYC 7102 - Seminar: Behavioral Genetics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Intensive study of selected topics in behavioral genetics. Emphasizes recent research. Attention to both human and animal studies. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Instructor consent required.


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