Est. 2008 at The University of Texas at Austin

Our lab studies the genetic mechanisms that govern behaviors and contribute to neurological disorders.

We approach this complex subject by studying how conserved genes contribute to behaviors in the simple but powerful model nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans.

Our Research

 Gain some insight into questions we’re interested in, and our approach to understand them.


Find out more about Jonathan Pierce, Ph.D., and the team involved in making the discoveries in the Pierce lab.

You can view a complete collection of the publications from the Pierce lab.