The main goal of our laboratory is to gain mechanistic insights into the neuronal processes underlying fundamental behaviors in females: the choice of a suitable mate and how to initiate and terminate sexual behavior. To do so, we use mice as model system and a combination of approaches that include physiological, anatomical and molecular tools to dissect the contribution of candidate brain areas to the emergence of these natural behaviors. Our long-term goal is to test the hypothesis that mate choice has an impact on the regulation of sexual behavior.
No evidence for prolactin’s involvement in the post-ejaculatory refractory period
Commun. Biol. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-020-01570-4)
Differential encoding of predator fear in the ventromedial hypothalamus and periaqueductal grey
Sexually dimorphic neuronal inputs to the neuroendocrine dopaminergic system governing Prolactin release
Journal of Neuroendocrinology
Enhanced Male-Evoked Responses in the Ventromedial Hypothalamus of Sexually Receptive Female Mice
Curr. Biol. 25 (5), 589–594 (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.12.048)
Mate Choice in Mus musculus Is Relative and Dependent on the Estrous State
PLoS ONE 8 (6), e66064 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066064)
Silence resulting from the cessation of movement signals danger
Curr. Biol. 22 (16), R627-R628 (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2012.06.015)
PINP: A New Method of Tagging Neuronal Populations for Identification during In Vivo Electrophysiological Recording.
PLoS ONE 4 (7), e6099 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.000609)
Remote control of fly behavior through genetically targeted photostimulation of neurons.
Cell 121 (1), 141-52 (doi:10.1016/j.cell.2005.02.004)