Dr. Ashley Monks, Psychology Department, University of Toronto at Mississauga
Talk Title: Genetic analysis of testosterone function in sexual differentiation of brain and behaviour
Brain & Behaviour Seminar Series 2015-2016
Reception to follow in the Psychology Lounge, room 4043, Sidney Smith Hall
Abstract: Differences between males and females provide a fascinating opportunity to investigate the origins of individual differences in brain and behaviour. Although many sex differences in the structure of the nervous system and in behaviour have been discovered, we have an incomplete understanding of how such differences come to be. I will review work from my lab that uses androgen receptor mutant mice to investigate testosterone function in sexual differentiation. This work will deal with both fundamental questions relating to how testosterone produces male typical individuals and also with the role of androgen receptor in health and disease.
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