Researcher Profile

Amanda Moehring

Amanda Moehring

Associate Professor



Contact Information:
(519) 661-2111 x85596
BGSB 2080


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The broad-scale research goals of Amanda Moehring's laboratory are to understand the genetic and neural bases of variation in behaviour. Two behaviours that are critical for survival and reproduction are aggression and mating behaviour. While these traits have been extensively studied in males, their underlying genetic and neural basis in females is poorly understood. Her research group seeks to identify the underlying genetic and neural variation that leads to variation in female mating receptivity and female aggression. They use the model system of Drosophila due to the extensive genetic and molecular tools this species offers. They also use a mix of quantitative genetics, molecular genetics, neuroscience, cellular biology, and behavioural assays in order to understand these complex traits.