arhamil2@illinois.edu

Institute for Genomic Biology, Room 2400
1206 W. Gregory
Urbana, Champaign

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Institute for Genomic Biology, Room 2400
1206 W. Gregory
Urbana, Champaign

Adam Hamilton

Elucidating the transcriptomic architecture underlying behavioral state

Using the honey bee as a model organism, I'm trying to uncover general properties of the neural transcriptome and how it governs (and is reciprocally influenced by) behavior and the social environment. In particular, I'm interested in how specific regulatory connections between transcription factors and genes are modulated by social context, and how this information feeds forward into determining behavioral responses.

Collaborative Projects

Developing viral vectors for honey bee transfection (collaboration with researchers and Harvard and MIT)

Using high-throughput Cap Analysis of Gene Expression (CAGE) to characterize transcriptional start sites and transcription factor-target gene relationships in nursing and foraging honey bees (collaboration with investigators at RIKEN and KAUST)

Using nanoparticle mediated RNAi delivery to knockdown transcription factors in the honey bee brain (collaboration with investigators at Washington University in St. Louis)

Research Areas

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