We study hormone action in animal development with an emphasis on the neuroendocrine system. Our research is multidisciplinary, spanning evolution, development, ecology and cellular and molecular biology. Topics include:

1. Roles of Kruppel-like factors in nervous system development and plasticity.

2. Molecular mechanisms of gene regulation by thyroid hormone and corticosteroid      receptors in the developing central nervous system.

3. Hormone-dependent DNA methylation in the developing central nervous system.

4. Molecular, physiological and ecological mechanisms of developmental plasticity in amphibians.