The research in the Leung lab focuses on two questions:

1) How do steroids affect nonapeptides and their receptors in the brain?

2) How do these nonapeptide systems change throughout development?

Experimental Approaches: We study birds in the lab and in the field to explore these questions. Techniques regularly used by members of the laboratory will include: mRNA expression via in situ hybridization and qPCR, protein expression via immunocytochemistry, neuroanatomical measures via light and fluorescence microscopy and image analysis.

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