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:

An adult male Dark-eyed Junco captured in Alaska

  • hormonally-active pesticides and their effects on the brain regions that control singing in songbirds

-- an adult male Dark-Eyed Junco --



Staining rat brain for infarct size determination after ischemic stroke

  • phytoestrogens in diet and their effects on memory and neuroprotection in a rodent model of postmenopausal women

-- staining rat brain sections to test for neuroprotection --



Mouse litter of 14 pups

  • social cues

-- a very large litter of mouse pups (14!) --




Recent work has included a clinical study investigating the timing of multiple sclerosis symptoms in women (link), measures of anxiety-like behavior in transgenic mice, and effects of prenatal exposure to arsenic in drinking water on reproductive behavior and testicular gene expression in mice. We have also expanded our focus from the CNS to include other targets, such as lung, liver, and kidney.trichrome stain of rat lung section to show collagen

-- rat lung stained with trichrome for collagen --

External links related to my field:

Society for Neuroscience

Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

e.hormone (Center for Bioenvironmental Research)