November 25, 2009

How do hormones control sex-specific behaviors?: Nirao Shah

Dr. Nirao Shah is an assistant professor at the University of California – San Francisco.

Nirao is interested in how the brains of males and females can be so similar and yet make males and females act so differently. Here, he sits down with me to talk about his work in understanding how hormones control sex-specific behaviors. He discusses some of his recent discoveries which seem counterintuitive at first.

More on the Shah Lab's research

Hosted by Sama Ahmed

November 11, 2009

Figuring out the role of neurons in zebrafish swimming: Herwig Baier

Herwig Baier
He wants to know how brain cells (neurons) give rise to behavior. He explains to us how he is using light to turn on neurons in the zebrafish brain to understand how these cells affect the fish’s swimming.

More on the Baier Lab's research

Producer: Sama Ahmed