Faculty

Training Faculty

Ellen Ketterson Director

Departments: Biology, Neuroscience, Gender Studies

Research Interests: Hormones and reproductive behavior; sex and gender in animals, seasonal development of reproduction, evolution and ecology

Dale Sengelaub Associate Director

Departments: Psychological and Brain Sciences, Neuroscience

Research Interests: Hormonal control of development and plasticity in sexually dimorphic neural systems; hormones as neurotherapeutic or neuroprotective agents

Jeffrey Alberts

Departments: Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests: Perinatal behavior and physiology; parental behavior; development of sociality

Sue Carter

Departments: Biology, the Kinsey Institute

Research Interests: behavioral neuroendocrinology, Oxytocin, neurobiology of social bonding, effect sof early experience on brain devleopment

Gregory Demas

Departments: Biology, Neuroscience

Research Interests: Neuroendocrine-immune interactions; social behaviors; sickness behaviors; reproductive-immune trade-offs

Matthew Hahn

Departments: Biology, Informatics

Research Interests: Evolution of sex chromosomes; genomics and transcriptomics

Julia Heiman

Departments: The Kinsey Institute, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests: Human sexual response; partner selection and health outcomes; neuroendocrine-behavior interactions in human sexuality

Laura Hurley

Departments: Biology, Neuroscience

Research Interests: Context-dependence of male and female vocal signals during courtship; sex differences in sensory neuromodulation

Curtis Lively

Departments: Biology

Research Interests: Evolution of sex; host-parasite interactions

Armin Moczek

Departments: Biology

Research Interests: Development and evolution of novel, complex traits; causes, mechanisms, and consequences of sex- and environment-sensitive development and behavior

Ken Nephew

Departments: Medical Sciences

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

Kim Rosvall

Departments: BiologyKim Rosvall

Research Interests: Evolutionary ecology of sex differences in reproductive and social behavior; neuroendocrine and genomic mechanisms of sex differences

Stephanie Sanders

Departments: The Kinsey Institute, Gender Studies

Research Interests: Human sexuality; human sex/gender differences; sexual health and well-being

Troy Smith

Departments: Biology, Neuroscience

Research Interests: Evolution and neuroendocrine regulation of sex differences in communication and reproductive social behavior

Peter Todd

Departments: Cognitive Sciences, Informatics, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests: Effect of cognitive mechanisms, social environment, and sex differences on human mate choice

Virginia J. Vitzthum

Departments: Anthropology, The Kinsey Institute

Research Interests: Women’s reproductive functioning and health; early pregnancy loss; hormonal contraception; life history theory; reproductive functioning and health in Native Americans

Michael Wade

Departments: Biology

Research Interests: 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

Departments: Psychological and Brain Sciences, Neuroscience

Research Interests: Sex differences and stress effects on structure and function of neural circuits underlying emotion regulation; transgenic models of psychopathology

Affiliated Faculty

John Foley

Departments: Medical Sciences

Research Interests: Developmental cell biology; sexual dimorphism; nipple, nursing/lactation; sex hormone responsiveness

Justin Garcia

Departments: Gender Studies, The Kinsey Institute

Research Interests: Intersections of biology and gender; social and sexual monogamy; human sexual behavior; human reproductive strategies and sexual behavior

Michael Wasserman

Departments: Anthropology, Human Biology

Research Interests: Ecological and evolutionary relationships between wild primates and their estrogenic plant foods, with relevance to understanding the roles of endocrine disruptors in primate conservation, human evolution, and modern human health and diet

Emeritus Faculty

Peter Cherbas

Departments: Biology

Research Interests: Drosophila Drosophila development and genomics; nuclear receptors for steroid hormones and other transcription factors

Milos Novotny

Departments: Chemistry

Research Interests: Mammalian pheromones; olfaction; sexual dimorphism