405 N Mathews Ave
Urbana IL 61801
Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Sexual Differentiation, Evolutionary Neuroscience
How is sex expressed in the brain? I research sexual differentiation of the brain and behavior in a species of clownfish, Amphiprion ocellaris. Clownfish begin their lives as males, and later in life some will change sex and become female. Sex change involves reorganization of both the gonads and the brain. I am investigating the relationship between brain sex and gonadal sex, and how sexual differentiation of the brain leads to sex differences in behavior.
B.A. in Neuroscience, Knox College, Galesburg, IL., 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience Lab (PSYC 311)
Parker, C.G. & Cheung, E.J. (2020). Metabolic control of teleost reproduction by cortisol and leptin. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 292, 113467. doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2020.113467
Parker, C.G., Dailey, M.J., Phillips, H. & Davis, E.A. (2020). Central sensory-motor crosstalk in the neural gut-brain axis. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 225, 102656. doi.org/10.1016/j.autneu.2020.102656