Recent Lab News

June 30th, 2020|

Dopa decarboxylase (Ddc) is a genetic hub of parental control over offspring behavior

Hop on over to bioRxiv to see Dr. Bonthuis’ latest paper on how Ddc, a monoaminergic regulator, is influenced by parentage and in turn effects social behavior. He found maternal and paternal Ddc alleles control distinct behavioral sequences. Additionally, Ddc exhibits dominant expression of the maternal allele in subpopulations of cells in 14 of 52 brain regions.

Major Award!

November 4th, 2021|

2021_Halloween Best Use of Lab Supplies

Congratulations to the Bonthuis Lab for winning the “Best Use of Lab Supplies” award for the Comparative Biosciences Halloween Decorations contest!  Special thanks to Daryl Meling for anchoring the decoration team.

What We Research

Genomic Imprinting in Circuits for Social Behavior

We aim to understand how genes, epigenetic regulation of gene expression, and hormone signaling in the brain interact to regulate social behaviors.

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