Brian P. Grone
I am fascinated by the way simple behaviors that are necessary for health and survival share many similarities across the animal kingdom. Work in recent decades has revealed that many of the brain regions and neurochemicals involved are also shared. I am particularly interested in neuropeptides, which are implicated in modulating most behaviors, from mating, to feeding, to sleep, and stress. For many neuropeptides, we know a lot about what effects they have on behavior and physiology, but little about where and how they act. My current research uses zebrafish to find neural causes and behavioral consequences of stress-related feeding and anxiety disorders, building logically on my prior work with cichlid fish and expanding my skills in fish neurobiology and development, transgenesis, and powerful approaches for imaging and controlling the activity of neural circuits.
Beckman Center, Room B201, 279 Campus Drive W., Stanford, CA, 94305
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