It was a delight to speak with Professor Vaidya this morning on her recent article, Neural response to working memory load varies by dopamine transporter genotype in children. An understanding of how a single genetic variant can relate to brain function, behavior and clinical intervention involves the synthesis of a great many points of view (molecular, neural, systems, pharmacological and psychological). Professor Vaidya provides an outstanding example of this type of synthesis in her discussion of the dopamine transporter variant. Here are links to her lab, the blog post and the podcast.
Thanks very much to Dr. Vaidya for sharing her thoughts with us!