Frances A. Champagne, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Texas, Austin
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Columbia University

Champagne Lab


Frances A. Champagne is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Texas, Austin and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University.  She received a M.Sc. in Psychiatry and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from McGill University. Dr. Champagne is a world leader within the evolving field of behavioral epigenetics – the study of how life experiences lead to behavioral and neurobiological variation through epigenetic factors.  Though mechanistic studies in this field are addressed primarily in animal models, Dr. Champagne has also established collaborations to explore epigenetics within humans to determine the contribution of these molecular marks to neurobiological outcomes. In addition to her multidisciplinary research program funded by NIH, NIEHS, EPA and NIMH, Dr. Champagne teaches several courses, including The Developing Brain, Ethics, Genetics and the Brain and Inheritance.