Research

GENES AND NEURAL CIRCUITS UNDERLYING BEHAVIORAL EVOLUTION

Research in the McBride lab takes advantage of evolution in natural populations to understand the genomic and neuronal basis of behavior and the mechanisms by which behaviors evolve. We are an interdisciplinary group with joint membership in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  We therefore approach our research from multiple perspectives, including evolution, neuroscience, and public health. Methodologically, our work combines evolutionary genomics with field work, molecular genetics, electrophysiology, and neural imaging. Please click on the links to the left to find out more about our perspective, study system, methods, and specific research projects…