We study the evolutionary, genetic, molecular, cellular, and behavioral mechanisms underlying the interaction of animals with their physical and social environments. We use the power of genetics in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, the honey bee Apis mellifera, and other insect species, to ask where, when, and how the function of specific genes, cell types, and neuronal circuits affect behavioral plasticity and the behavioral response to specific environmental and social stimuli.

Location: Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis
Lab: Bayer Laboratory 406
Office: Bayer Laboratory 411

Yehuda Ben-Shahar
Washington University
1 Brookings Drive
Biology Department, Campus Box 1137
St. Louis, MO 63130

Email: benshahary@wustl.edu
Office: (314) 935-3484; Lab: (314) 935-3485