Jordan "Bruno" Gegenhuber ’16 Publishes First-Author Research

Jordan “Bruno” Gegenhuber '16 had first-author research, "Gene regulation by gonadal hormone receptors underlies brain sex differences," published in Nature magazine on May 4, 2022.

Sex hormones play a central role in shaping behavior throughout the animal kingdom, and this study maps where the receptor for estrogen binds to DNA in neurons that regulate rodent social interactions. The findings reveal that estrogen establishes lasting sex differences in gene expression and neuroanatomy during brain development, and identifies hundreds of genes that may mediate estrogen's effects on behavior and disease.

Gegenhuber earned a PhD from the Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory School of Biological Sciences in Long Island, N.Y.. in May 2022. His field of research is in neuroscience, and he has accepted a postdoctoral research position at Harvard Medical Center in Boston, Mass. He also holds the honor of being the Pacific Class of 2016 Valedictorian.

Monday, Aug. 15, 2022