Timothy Drescher


Tim is a rising sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying Biology. He came to Dr. Bryant’s lab to gain exposure to research and has been helping study the genetic basis of addiction in mice. Specifically, Tim has been working on fine-mapping a region of distal chromosome 1 implicated in sensitivity to oxycodone in a reduced complexity cross in order to identify candidate genes underlying this behavioral addiction trait. During his time off, Tim enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and sitting at the beach.