Molecular Basis of Social Behavior

What makes us social creatures? The Geng lab uses the zebrafish model to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying social behavior and their implications for mental illnesses in humans, such as autism spectrum disorder.

From childhood’s hour I have not been

As others were—I have not seen

As others saw—I could not bring

My passions from a common spring—

From the same source I have not taken

My sorrow—I could not awaken

My heart to joy at the same tone—

And all I lov’d—I lov’d alone—

“Alone”, by Edgar Allan Poe