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Research

We seek to answer questions such as:

  • What is the neuroendocrine basis of ecologically relevant social behavior?
  • How and where do hormones act in the brain to regulate this behavior?
  • How do hormones contribute to the development of sex differences in behavior and mate choice?
  • How do the long-term effects of hormone action during early development shape adaptive adult behavior?
  • What is the role of hormones in mediating maternal effects on the adult behavior of offspring?
  • How do hormone-brain-behavior relationships reflect evolved species differences in social behavior?
  • What mechanisms underlie male and female fertilization strategies?

To request data sets, images or recordings, email the PI: er12@cornell.edu