How did the human brain evolve? A hallmark of the human condition is a dramatically enlarged brain, and discovering how the human brain differs from those of other species is central to understanding human evolution.
Answering such questions is the primary research focus of the Raghanti laboratory. Using a comparative approach with an evolutionary perspective, the lab addresses neuromodulation of cognition, hormonal correlates of nonhuman primate behavior, and neural mechanisms of social attachment.
About the Laboratory
Facilities includes a full wet lab with all necessary equipment for running histological, immunohistochemical, and enzyme-linked immunoassay procedures, and a microscope suite with an Olympus BX51 microscope equipped with MBF Bioscience Stereo Investigator software. This system includes a motorized stage and color digital camera for high-resolution image montage acquisition for brightfield and darkfield photomicrographs.
Dr. Raghanti's laboratory has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF BCS-1316829 & BCS-0921079).