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CTRD Faculty

Training Faculty

Ellen Ketterson

Ellen Ketterson, Director (Biology, Neuroscience, Gender Studies): Hormones and reproductive behavior; sex and gender in animals, seasonal development of reproduction, evolution and ecology

Dale Sengelaub

Dale Sengelaub, Assoc. Director (Psychological and Brain Sciences, Neuroscience): Hormonal control of development and plasticity in sexually dimorphic neural systems; hormones as neurotherapeutic or neuroprotective agents

Jeff Alberts

Jeffrey Alberts (Psychological and Brain Sciences): Perinatal behavior and physiology; parental behavior; development of sociality

Sue Carter

Sue Carter (Biology, the Kinsey Institute) behavioral neuroendocrinology, Oxytocin, neurobiology of social bonding, effect sof early experience on brain devleopment

Greg Demas

Gregory Demas (Biology, Neuroscience): Neuroendocrine-immune interactions; social behaviors; sickness behaviors; reproductive-immune trade-offs

Matthew Hahn

Matthew Hahn (Biology, Informatics): Evolution of sex chromosomes; genomics and transcriptomics

Julia Heiman

Julia Heiman (The Kinsey Institute, Psychological and Brain Sciences): Human sexual response; partner selection and health outcomes; neuroendocrine-behavior interactions in human sexuality

Laura Hurley

Laura Hurley (Biology, Neuroscience): Context-dependence of male and female vocal signals during courtship; sex differences in sensory neuromodulation

Curt Lively

Curtis Lively (Biology): Evolution of sex; host-parasite interactions

Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch (Biology): Chromatin, Chromosomes, and Genome Integrity; Eukaryotic Cell Biology, Cytoskeleton and Signaling; Genomics and Bioinformatics; Microbial Cell Biology and Environmental Responses.

Emilia Martins

Emília Martins (Biology): Evolution of sexual signals and reproductive behavior; phylogenetic comparative method

Armin Moczek

Armin Moczek (Biology): Development and evolution of novel, complex traits; causes, mechanisms, and consequences of sex- and environment-sensitive development and behavior

Ken Nephew

Ken Nephew (Medical Sciences): Cancer epigenetics (DNA methylation and histone modifications); Nuclear receptors and steroid hormone action; Translational research in female malignancies (ovarian cancer, breast cancer).

Milos Novotny

Milos Novotny (Chemistry): Mammalian pheromones; olfaction; sexual dimorphism

Stephanie Sanders

Stephanie Sanders (The Kinsey Institute, Gender Studies): Human sexuality; human sex/gender differences; sexual health and well-being

Troy Smith

Troy Smith (Biology, Neuroscience): Evolution and neuroendocrine regulation of sex differences in communication and reproductive social behavior

Peter Todd

Peter Todd (Cognitive Sciences, Informatics, Psychological and Brain Sciences): Effect of cognitive mechanisms, social environment, and sex differences on human mate choice

Virginia J. Vitzthum

Virginia J. Vitzthum (Anthropology, The Kinsey Institute): Women's reproductive functioning and health; early pregnancy loss; hormonal contraception; life history theory; reproductive functioning and health in Native Americans

Mike Wade

Michael Wade (Biology): Evolution of sexual dimorphism, sex chromosomes and maternal effects; appearance of imprinting or parent-of-origin effects with maternal dominance; inbreeding and sexual conflict; sexual and genomic conflict

Cara Wellman

Cara Wellman (Psychological and Brain Sciences, Neuroscience): Sex differences and stress effects on structure and function of neural circuits underlying emotion regulation; transgenic models of psychopathology

Affiliated Faculty

Peter Cherbas

Peter Cherbas (Biology): Drosophila Drosophila development and genomics; nuclear receptors for steroid hormones and other transcription factors

John Foley

John Foley (Medical Sciences): Developmental cell biology; sexual dimorphism; nipple, nursing/lactation; sex hormone responsiveness

Justin Garcia

Justin Garcia (Gender Studies, The Kinsey Institute): Intersections of biology and gender; social and sexual monogamy; human sexual behavior; human reproductive strategies and sexual behavior

Marcy Kingsbury

Marcy Kingsbury (Biology, Neuroscience): Neuroendocrine mechanisms of social behavior; sex differences in the regulation of social behavior

Kim Rosvall

Kim Rosvall (Biology): Evolutionary ecology of sex differences in reproductive and social behavior; neuroendocrine and genomic mechanisms of sex differences

Rod Suthers

Roderick Suthers (Medical Sciences, Neuroscience): Physiological, neural and acoustic mechanisms in song motor patterns in juvenile and adult songbirds; male performance and female preference in song production