BioScience Project

Studies in Behavioral Neuroscience

  Research-Education-Outreach

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Another article in press!

"A QTL on chromosome 1 modulates inter-male aggression in mice" In this study we identified a region of chromosome 1 in mice that modulates inter-male aggression in a resident intruder test. The most likely candidate gene in this chromosome 1 interval is Htr2b, a serotonin receptor subtype that has been associated with impulsive aggressivity in humans.The abstract is online: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gbb.12469/full

Two of our student interns are co-authors on this article along with our collaborators from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center: https://academic.uthsc.edu/faculty/Robert_Williams.html

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Our latest research publication

"QTL and Systems Genetics Analysis of Mouse Grooming and Behavioral Responses to Novelty in an Open Field"  In this study we identify genetic loci involved in exploratory activity, anxiety, and locomotion https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28544613



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Student internship recruitment update

Our annual recruitment process is underway. Students from around the US (International students welcome!) are applying to our program for the opportunity to participate in neuroscience based research projects using systems biology and integrative genomics. We teach students critical analytical skills and in the process they learn something about how their brains function. The knowledge is empowering.

 


 

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 Systems genetics book 

We are delighted to have contributed a chapter to this methods and protocols book on Systems Genetics. This is a super resource for students and professional scientists interested in pursuing research projects in this area. The book is available on Amazon at https://goo.gl/Gk2yg4. Our contribution is concerned with identifying genes and networks underlying memory and learning. The chapter is entitled:"Genetic Dissection of Variation in Hippocampal Intra-and Infrapyramidal Mossy Fibers in the Mouse" More here:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27933536

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Teaching resource 

Published and online! Our article describing the design and results from a 2 year pilot study on our e-internship program in systems biology. This is the cornerstone of our outreach program: providing early stage students with the opportunity to participate in authentic research projects working with professional scientists. All comments and feedback are welcome.https://f1000research.com/articles/6-20/v1