Our lab is interested in topics in behavioral neuroendocrinology, specifically reproduction and sexual differentiation. We use an integrative “systems” approach, allowing for a
comprehensive examination of the environmental and neuroendocrine
regulation of social behaviors in mammals at multiple levels of analyses. We utilize an mouse model in which a large proportion of B6D2F1
hybrid mice retain the full repertoire of male reproductive behaviors months after castration to investigate the
mechanisms underlying individual differences found in male social behaviors. Our goal is to understand the genetic and neural mechanisms underlying reproduction in order to improve quality of life by enhancing treatments for sexual dysfunction and developmental disorders.
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