Dr Alexa H Veenema

Michigan State University, USA

Dr. Alexa H. Veenema is Associate Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience Program at Michigan State University. Her 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 sex, age, and early life stress. Her lab uses rats and mice as model organisms and employs a combination of behavioral, molecular, biochemical, and pharmacological techniques to address research questions.