Yehuda Ben-Shahar
Assistant Professor
Faculty Member
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri USA

Areas of Expertise:
Genetics, genomics, behavior

Research Organisms:
Fruit fly; Honey bee


Research Focus:

We are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying behavioral plasticity on three major time scales: evolutionary, Developmental and Physiological. We address these questions with the powerful genetic model Drosophila melanogaster (the fruit fly), and the emerging model for complex social behaviors, the European honey bee, Apis mellifera. Research approaches in the lab include behavior, genetics, genomics, molecular and cellular biology, and neurophysiology.