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Mentor: Nirao Shah, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Neurobiology
Male and female animals possess innate differences in social behaviors that are developmentally wired. These differences reflect the actions of a sexually dimorphic brain, driven in large part by sex hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. Grace’s research aims to identify and understand how sex-specific receptor action may lead to sex-specific gene expression and subsequent sexual dimorphisms in development, circuit function, and behavior.