Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2021

Department

Biomedical Sciences

First Major Professor

Vlastislav Bracha

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

Biomedical Sciences

Abstract

Depression is a condition that affects many people worldwide and causes hundreds of thousands of deaths each year through suicide alone. Our current understanding and treatment of depression is imperfect. A new hypothesis for the cause of depression is that environmental stress might cause epigenetic changes in chromatin that affect gene expression and elevate depression risk. Recent literature has identified several sites of epigenetic change associated with depression and developmental stress.

Comments

Special Thanks to Dr. Vlastislav Bracha.

Copyright Owner

Weiser, Matthew

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

File Format

Word

Embargo Period (admin only)

1-28-2021

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