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We study the evolutionary, genetic, molecular, cellular, and behavioral mechanisms underlying the interaction of animals with their physical and social environments. We use the powerful genetic model, Drosophila melanogaster, the emerging model for social behaviors, the European honey bee Apis mellifera, and mammalian models to ask where, when, and how genome evolution, and the function of specific genes, cell types, and neuronal circuits affect behavioral plasticity and the behavioral response to specific environmental and social stimuli. 

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