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.

Dive into the complete collection of the publications from our lab.


Excited and looking for an opportunity to get involved?

Reach out to see the roles and projects we have for highly-motivated undergraduates and high school students.

To apply, please send a resume and your interests to: jonps@austin.utexas.edu

The Lifelong Learning with Friends program is  “…helping to break down barriers and increase awareness of IDDs in higher education.”

For more information, please reach out to: lifelonglearningwithfriends@gmail.com