Research in the McGraw laboratory combines approaches derived from molecular biology, genetics, genomics, and neuroscience rooted in an evolutionary biology framework to uncover functional links between genes, the brain, and complex behaviors. Our research utilizes a unique model organism, the prairie vole. These hamster-sized rodents differ from more traditional laboratory animals in that they are highly social and socially monogamous. We employ comparative studies between prairie voles and other closely related, but asocial, promiscuous vole species to explore the neurogenomic architecture of both social and reproductive behaviors. www.mcgrawlab.org
McGraw, Lisa A.