Dr. Forrest Rogers

Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Dr. Forrest Rogers is a recipient of the 2023 New Investigator Award. Dr. Rogers earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences and B.A. in French from Oklahoma State University, where he studied the effects of paternal absence on social behavior in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) under the advisement of Dr. Alex Ophir. He received his Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from the University of California at Davis, where he completed his dissertation research under the advisement of Dr. Karen Bales. In his dissertation work, he investigated the role of paternal and alloparental care in the social and neuroendocrine development of prairie voles. Other substantial work completed during his doctoral studies included a behavioral and neuroendocrine characterization of the endangered Amargosa vole (Microtus californicus scirpensis), as well as the behavioral characterization of oxytocin receptor knockout prairie voles. As an NIHM-sponsored T32 predoctoral trainee in Affective Science, he also studied biopsychosocial dynamics in human father-daughter relationships in the laboratory of Dr. Wendy Berry Mendes at the University of California, San Francisco. Forrest is currently a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University in the laboratories of Dr. Catherine Peña and Dr. Ricardo Mallarino. His postdoctoral research examines the neural mechanisms underlying paternal and alloparental care in African striped mice (Rhabdomys pumilio).