center for brain, behavior & evolution

Understanding the natural diversity of behavior, in the lab & in the wild.

Spring symposium in brain, behavior and evolution

This year's theme is

Behavioral Epigenetics

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Norm Hackerman Building, Room 1.720, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (map

Sound like fun? Free for UT and members of the Sociogenomics Initiative, cheap for anyone else who wants to come ($10 for students, $20 for faculty, payable on-site). 


8:30-9:15: Coffee and continental breakfast

9:15-9:30: Welcome

9:30-10:00: Tessa Solomon-Lane, University of Texas at Austin. Early-life social environments shape juvenile behavior and neuroendocrine function

10:00-10:30: Jennifer Hellmann, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Sperm-mediated transgenerational effects of paternal experience with predation risk

10:30-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-11:30: Kim Hoke, Colorado State University. The epigenetics of fear in tropical guppies

11:30-1:00: Lunch in the Connector Lobby of the Peter O'Donnell Building (formerly known as ACES, map)

1:00-1:30: Polly Campbell, Oklahoma State University. Brain-placenta interactions: communication at the molecular level

1:30-2:00: Tania Roth, University of Delaware. Epigenetic and behavioral consequences of adversity in the context of caregiving

2:00-2:30: Frances Champagne, University of Texas at Austin. Dynamic epigenetic impact of parents on offspring development

2:30-3:00: Coffee break

3:00-3:30: Andrea Gore, University of Texas at Austin. Endocrine disruptors and developmental programming of brain and behavior

3:30-4:00 Behavioral epigenetics panel discussion, moderated by Steve Phelps, UT Austin

4:00-6:00 Poster session and happy hour