Sociogenomics and the Dynamic Genome: A New Perspective on Nature and Nurture

Date

03-19-2019

Time

7:30–9 p.m.

Location

Presidents Hall, Franklin Hall

Description

This lecture will describe the roots of sociogenomics and how it provides a new framework for understanding the relationship between genes and social behavior. The key discoveries underlying this framework will be discussed: 1) Brain gene expression is closely linked with behavior, across time scales, from physiological to evolutionary; 2) Environmentally induced changes in gene expression mediate changes in behavior; and 3) The relationship between genes and behavior is highly conserved, from animals to humans.