Current projects in the MusLab fall into four broad categories:
I. Developmental: Relation between variation in thermoregulatory and social-emotional phenotypes over the course of development in mice (Mus musculus).
II. Methodological: Effects of ambient temperature on behavioral performance on social-emotional tests in C57BL/6 and BALBc mice.
III. Mechanistic: Dissociating the thermal and social effects of the ‘social hormone’ oxytocin (OT).
IV. Social Chronobiological: Coordination of physiological circadian rhythms in cohabiting mice and social-emotional reactivity.