- Graduate Student
- Early life experiences and exposures in combination with an individual’s genetic makeup shape the adult social brain. Seemingly subtle changes in the environment during development can have long-lasting changes in the brain. Neuropeptides are signaling molecules produced in the brain that along with their anatomical substrates; the neurons and their processes, can encode and respond to environmental experiences. My current research interest is to study the role of one such neuropeptide; oxytocin in the developing mouse brain. I use molecular, genetic and cellular techniques to answer my research questions.
- Recent Publications
Vaidyanathan R, Hammock EA, Oxytocin receptor dynamics in the brain across development and species, Dev Neurobiol, 2016 PubMed Moily NS, Kota LN, Anjanappa RM, Venugopal S, Vaidyanathan R, Pal P, Purushottam M, Jain S, Kandasamy M, Trinucleotide repeats and haplotypes at the huntingtin locus in an Indian sample overlaps with European haplogroup a, PLoS Curr, 2014 PubMed
Elizabeth Hammock, Psychology