Neuroanatomical Distribution of Oxytocin Receptors in Eulemur

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2019 DSRF Award Winner Annika Sharma

Dr. Nicholas Grebe and I are working to quantify the distribution and density of oxytocin receptors in the brains of 7 Eulemur species, some of which mate promiscuously while others mate monogamously. This summer we travelled to the University of California, Davis to perform specialized techniques in oxytocin and vasopressin receptor autoradiography, and processed 3,000 slides in just over two weeks!