Current and ongoing projects

Mapping the neural correlates of social motivation and action

How do animals transition from a motivated state to an action state?  We record populations of neurons in the hypothalamus and use machine learning to quantify behavior

Neural representations of power and dominance

We track the neural activity of animals as they experience a change in social rank.

Tracking single neurons through a long-term hormonal shift

We use state of the art neural recording tools to understand how hormones change neural activity in the brain.

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Quantifying sex differences through unsupervised behavioral analysis

We track sex differences in behavior across experience and endocrine changes and use unsupervised analysis to perform behavioral discovery