Neural mechanisms of aggression

Aggression is an innate social behavior essential for competing for resources, protecting oneself and its family and settling disputes. Here, I will talk about our recent effort in understanding the circuit mechanisms that generate aggression in both males and females.


Dayu Lin received her Ph.D. degree from Department of neurobiology at Duke University in 2005, mentored by Dr. Lawrence C. Katz. She then continued her postdoctoral training at Caltech with Dr. David J. Anderson. In November 2010, she started her independent research group at NYU Langone medical center studying the neural mechanisms of social behaviors.