Clemson University

BioSci Seminar - Sarah London, University of Chicago

"Epigenetic and molecular mechanisms for a developmental learning window"

Invited Speaker: Sarah London, University of Chicago

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Institute for Mind and Biology

Neuroscience Institute



Sarah London is interested in how the brain develops, especially how early experience can alter neural function and behavior. She uses the zebra finch songbird as her model system because males can learn their song during only one period in development (females cannot sing). She applies molecular and genomic tools in combination with behavioral manipulations to uncover neural processes that promote and limit the ability of young zebra finches to acquire song. This strategy allows one to discover mechanisms that may also be involved in human speech acquisition and other developmentally learned behaviors.


Hosted by Prakrit Subba and Julie George

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Email biolsci@clemson.ed for Zoom link.

Monday, April 3 at 11:15am to 12:05pm

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College of Science, Biological Sciences, Genetics and Biochemistry, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Animal and Veterinary Sciences


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