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Hans A. Hofmann

The University of Texas at Austin
Section of Integrative Biology
1 University Station - C0930
Austin, TX 78712


Taxa Studied: Vertebrate Animals
Techniques Employed: Quantitative PCR (qPCR), Microarrays, Sanger Sequencing, SOLiD Sequencing, Bioinformatics/Sequence Analysis, In Situ Hybridization, Antibody Staining, Sectioning for Histology, Epifluoresence Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, Other, Behavioral assays; hormone assays; pharmacology; western blotting;
Research Description: 1) Molecular systems analyses of gene networks underlying social change 2) Functional analyses of neuropeptide and steroid hormone regulation of social behavior 3) The molecular and neural basis of social regulated startle escape behavior at the level of single neurons 4) Genomic and physiological analyses of social decision making and its evolution 5) Comparative analysis of the ecological, neuroanatomical and molecular basis of mating system evolution 6) Development of genomic resources for teleosts, specifically cichlid fishes
Lab Web Page: http://cichlid.biosci.utexas.edu/
Willing to Host Undergraduates: YES
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: YES
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