Professor of Psychology and Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
218 Uris Hall
Dept. of Psychology, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7601
Hormonal, neuroendocrine, and behavioral mechanisms responsible for the development and expression of animal social behavior and social relationships. Current projects of the laboratory include: (a) developmental mechanisms of juvenile and adult sociality and pairing in the socially monogamous zebra finch, (b) role of prolactin in the biparental behavior of a songbird, the zebra finch, and (c) mating and fertilization strategies in Coturnix quail. The common theme is an integrative approach aimed at understanding how function and phylogeny have shaped hormone-brain-behavior relationships.