Ecology and Evolution
Universitetsparken 15, 2100 København Ø, Bygning 3, 1. sal
My intention is to understand neuronal mechanisms and neuronal plasticity that lead to adaptive behavior. For that, the current projects will address the questions about brain development in the different castes in the pharao-ant Monomorium pharaonis. My research focuses mainly on the difference across the female castes (workers and gynes/queens) and how we can correlate differential gene expression with neuroanatomical features. I will use in situ hybridizations and in situ sequencing which allows the characterization and localization of distinct cell types in the brain across different castes.