Nicole Leitner

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Lab Affiliation: Yehuda Ben-Shahar

As a postdoc in the Ben-Shahar lab, Nicole Leitner studies the neural mechanisms underlying behavior. In particular, she uses fruit flies as a study system to understand how gene function and neuronal circuitry drive sex-specific behavior, such as male courtship. She is also helping to develop new genetic tools for manipulating neuronal activity in bumblebees using CRISPR/Cas9 technology.

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  • Washington University
  • CB 1137
  • One Brookings Drive
  • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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