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Hormones and Animal Social Behavior
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Professor Emeritus Elizabeth Adkins-Regan, PI


Cornell University
Ithaca, New York, USA

The Adkins-Regan lab studied hormonal and neural mechanisms of behavior from a comparative and evolutionary perspective. A major focus was the reproductive and other social behavior of birds, including courtship, mate choice, pair formation, mating behavior, parental behavior and aggression. The integrative research program was at the intersection of behavioral neuroscience (especially behavioral neuroendocrinology) and animal behavior/behavioral ecology. The research was supported by NSF.

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Elizabeth was awarded the Daniel S. Lehrman Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology.

Click here to see Kim Hoke et al. on the evo-devo of behavioral mechanisms in Journal of Experimental Biology

Kristina Smiley was chosen for a 2018 New Investigator Award from the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology AND a Wiley Young Investigator Award from Parental Brain 2018.