The Corbitt Lab works collaboratively as part of the CAAN Lab (Corbitt Abolins-Abols Neal) in Life Sciences Rm 227
The focus of the Corbitt lab is behavioral neuroendocrinology (the interaction of hormones, brain, and behavior), with particular interest in the effects of environmental signals on the central nervous system. These signals include:
- prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor
hormonally-active pesticides and their effects on the brain regions that control singing in songbirds
-- an adult male Dark-Eyed Junco --
Other work has included a clinical study investigating the timing of multiple sclerosis symptoms in women (link), effects of prenatal exposure to arsenic in drinking water on reproductive behavior and testicular gene expression in mice, and measures of anxiety-like behavior in mice exposed to chemicals prenatally. We have also expanded our focus from the CNS to include other targets, such as lung, liver, and gut microbiome.