The EPIC Lab: Etiology of Personality and Individual Characteristics
Dr. Derringer is co-director of The EPIC Lab, a behavior genetics research group at UIUC Psychology. In the interest of cooperation and collaboration, the EPIC lab maintains a "notebook" of projects registered in osf.
Simulating models of development under plausible gene-environment interplay
In collaboration with Dr. Daniel Briley and Dr. Jonathan Livengood, we are developing simulations to explore how various models of gene-environment correlation and interaction may unfold over time, leading to patterns similar to those observed in "real world" datasets. This project is a sub-award of the Genetics & Human Agency project funded by the Templeton Foundation.
Developing an Internet-based twin study (iTwinStudy)
We are in the process of building a web portal for a new, entirely Internet-based twin study. The iTwinStudy will focus on assessments that have been historically under-investigated in the behavior genetic literature, such as positive outcomes, responses to experimental paradigms, and geographic variation, as well as provide an interactive and engaging space for twins to learn about how their participation helps advance psychological science.