The Maloney lab investigates the impact of genetic and environmental liabilities for intellectual and developmental disorders (IDD) on neural circuit function. Our projects are targeted at understanding how IDD liabilities disrupt behavior with a focus on developmental trajectories, social motivation, sensory and motor function as they relate to core features of IDDs, and the roles in these functions of the serotonin, oxytocin and opioid systems.

The Maloney lab is associated with the Model Systems Core of the IDDRC@WUSTL and the WUSTL Animal Behavior Core, and a close collaborator of the Dougherty Lab at WUSTL.