Welcome to the official website for "From genes to behavior: Functional genetic tools in diverse organisms," a workshop of the 2022 Animal Behavior Society Meeting!
This wokshop will provide broad perspectives on existing and emerging gene manipulation technologies, followed by exploration of their potential uses in diverse species to explore animal behavior. Whether you are a PI already considering grant applications using these technologies, a trainee interested in learning best practices, or someone seeking to critically evaluate emerging literature on gene editing, we encourage you to attend this workshop and contribute to our collective learning on these topics.
This workshop addresses the need to bring together functional geneticists developing novel methods to manipulate the genome with biologists interested in diverse behavioral questions. By enabling the widespread dissemination of newly developed, agile functional genetic tools to researchers with expertise in neuroethology and behavioral ecology, we will facilitate the next era of innovation in the study of the genetic basis of behavior.
Speakers & Areas of Research
Zoe Donaldson - University of Colorado Boulder - Voles
Roberto Márquez - University of Michigan - Poison Frogs
Are you an early career researcher looking to attend our workshop? Apply below for our Travel Award, covering standard travel expenses. Applicants will require one letter of recommendation or a professional reference.