Robert Gerlai

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office: 905-569-4255, CC 4004
lab: 905-569-4257, William Davis Building room 1013

Area of Research
Behavioural genetics and neuroscience, animal behaviour, rodents and fish [more]



Courses Taught

PSY355H Animal Behavior Genetics

An introduction to the genetic analysis of behaviour. The concepts and methods of classical Mendelian genetics, quantitative genetics, and recombinant DNA technology-based reverse and forward genetic approaches will be discussed as they relate to the analysis of animal behaviour. [39L]
Prerequisite: PSY201H5/equivalent, 252H5/290H5/295H5

PSY252H Intro to Animal Behaviour
An introduction to animal behaviour from a biological perspective, stressing ecological and evolutionary aspects of behaviour. The course will review the neural, endocrine and physiological mechanisms mediating animals' natural behaviours, as well as how gene-environment interactions during development modify these behavioural mechanisms. [39L] Prerequisite: PSY100Y5

PSY397H Neuroplasticity
An examination of experimental findings and theory documenting the plasticity of the brain and its relationship to behaviour. The course will discuss the molecular, synaptic, cellular and circuitry components of neural plasticity in relation to learning and experience. [39L]
Prerequisite: PSY201H5/equivalent, 252H5/290H5/295H5