- Research Program Mentor
MD/PhD Doctor of Medicine and of Philosophy candidate
Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.
Neural Mechanisms of Prosocial Behavior
Prosocial behaviors can be modeled in other species, including rats. One example is a rat releasing another rat from a restrainer (a source of stress). This project would aim to examine which regions of the brain and how they are involved in creating type of behavior. This would involve looking at identifying brain regions that are associated with rewarding behaviors, as well as social interactions.