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My research is important because of the implications it has on aggression, gender identity, and sexuality. Not only [has my research] opened my eyes more to the scientific process, but it has made me think more deeply about seemingly trivial things, learn how to really apply the things I've learned in class to real life situations, and it has made me an all-around better person.

Neuroscience and Psychology

Research Topic: Sexual Experience and Aggression Among Knockout (KO) Mice Graduation Year: 2017

Baribeau's research focuses on gender aggression among mice. Her team explored whether age or repeated sexual experience can rescue male-directed aggression among knockout (KO) male mice. Her research demonstrated that sexual experience, not age, rescues aggression in KO males and raised the question about how the brain changes.