Darwin Keynote

Women In Science

The Women in Science speaker was developed to highlight the contributions that women scientists have made to research and scientific knowledge.

Tuesday 8 April 2014
Seminar begins at 4pm in S214
(cookies at 3:30)

"Uncovering the Neurogenomic Architecture of Sociosexual Behaviors"
Dr. Lisa A. McGraw
Department of Biological Sciences
North Carolina State University

Dr. McGraw's Research laboratory combines approaches derived from molecular biology, genetics, genomics, and neuroscience rooted in an evolutionary biology framework to uncover functional links between genes, the brain and complex behaviors. Our research utilizes a unique model organism, the prairie vole. These hamster-sized rodents differ from more traditional laboratory animals in that they are highly social and socially monogamous. They employ comparative studies between prairie voles and other closely related, but asocial, promiscuous vole species to explore the neurogenomic architecture of both social and reproductive behaviors.

For more information, visit Dr. McGraw's website at http://genetics.sciences.ncsu.edu/index.php/people/assistant-professor-of-biology

Past Speakers

2013, Dr. Dana Dudle

2011, Dr. Jill Mateo

2010, Dr. Melissa Emery Thompson

2009, Dr. Amy Parish

2008, Dr. Sari van Anders