Headshot portrait of Grace Wang - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2019 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: undeclared
Mentor: Nirao Shah, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Neurobiology

Male and female animals possess innate differences in social behaviors that are developmentally wired. These differences reflect the actions of a sexually dimorphic brain, driven in large part by sex hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. Grace’s research aims to identify and understand how sex-specific receptor action may lead to sex-specific gene expression and subsequent sexual dimorphisms in development, circuit function, and behavior.