Epigenetics of Social Communication. Presentation by David Clayton as part of the National Academy of Sciences Sackler Colloquium "Biological Embedding of Early Social Adversity: From Fruit Flies to Kindergartners" held December 9-10, 2011 in Irvine, California.
Excerpt from "Innovations", a TV series produced by HECTV in St. Louis. (April 2011, 8 min) This excerpt features David Clayton and colleague Wes Warren discussing significance of the zebra finch genome sequencing project. Full episode available at http://www.hectv.org/programs/series/innovations/547/april-2011/.
Understanding Brain Functions Through Song - narrated interview produced by the University of Illinois New Bureau (April 2010, 3 min).
David Clayton talks about the zebra finch as a model organism for biomedical research (Beckman Institute, 2010, 5 min) (.flv)
David Clayton talks about some of his research (2008, 10 min) video (.flv) of an interview led by four undergraduate majors in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois. Topics include:
- estrogen in the songbird brain
- the brain circuit that controls singing
- genes turned on and off in the brain during song communication
- Sequencing the zebra finch genome
- the new era of collaborative research
"Somebody's Singing -- who can it be?" (2001, 5 min) video (.mov) of zebra finches listening to tape-recorded song playbacks, showing a difference in behavior depending on whether the song is novel or familiar.