Alexa H. Veenema, PhD

  • Faculty, Training Faculty, Behavioral & Systems, Cellular & Molecular

Associate Professor, Psychology

Ph.D., 2003, University of Groningen

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Our research focuses on understanding the roles of the neuropeptides vasopressin and oxytocin in regulating social behavior (such as social play, social novelty-seeking, social recognition, social investigation, and sociosexual motivation) and how this is modulated by age, sex, and early life stress. We use rats as model organisms and employ a combination of behavioral, molecular, biochemical, and pharmacological techniques to address our research questions.