Headshot portrait of Luladay Price - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Symbolic Systems
Supported by: Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Mentor: Russell Fernald, Biology

Photo of USRP student Luladay Price in her lab, working at a laptop computer.Using gene knockout technology, Luladay will be studying the effect of the hormone arginine vasopressin in regulating social behavior in a fish model system (Astatotilapia burtoni). As dominance hierarchies are conserved between humans and the model system, investigating the effects of this hormone will shed light on how aggression is regulated and how social status is maintained.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2016:

How to Get the Girl: Quantifying Courtship Behavior in Male Cichlids Using Automated Behavior Tracking

Luladay Price1, Scott Juntti1, Quentin Gaudry2, Russ Fernald1
[Department of Biology1, Stanford University; Department of Biology2, University of Maryland]