Stephen Lindell, MS has been a Biologist with NIAAA since 1993. He has extensive experience working with nonhuman primates and previously managed the studies being performed by the LCTS primate program. In 2007, he received a master’s degree in Biomedical Science with a focus on molecular biology. His graduate work involved identification and characterization of a functional NPY promoter variant that predicts individual differences in stress resilience and alcohol consumption in rhesus macaques. In addition to continuing his work in primate behavioral genetics, he will be functioning as manager for the Section of Comparative Behavioral Genomics.