Genomic basis of female aggression in birds
Neuroscience Major (College of Arts & Sciences)
Sara Lipshutz (College of Arts & Sciences)
What makes some individuals more aggressive than others? This project examines the genetic basis of aggressive behavior in birds, with a focus on sex differences across species.
Technology or Computational Component
The project involves neuroscience and molecular techniques including cryostat sectioning of neural tissue (brains), RNA extraction, and quantitative PCR (to measure gene expression), along with data analysis.