Research

Overall goals

Our research aims at identifying the neuroendocrine and neurochemical underpinnings of the sexual differentiation and activation of reproductive behaviors in vertebrates.

The metabolism of sex steroids in the brain  is considered in particular as well as the interaction between steroids and neurotransmitters.

Neuroanatomical and neurochemical sex differences are analyzed to determine to what extent they are responsible for the behavioral and physiological sex differences.

We also study the role played by sex steroids in the plasticity of the central nervous system during ontogeny as well as in adulthood.

 

Research projects

IN QUAIL 

IN SONGBIRDS

IN MICE

  • Role of membrane initiated events in the regulation of social behavior and reproduction.