Contact: Kim Huhman, PhD, email@example.com, Ph. 404-651-1636
At A Glance
The Aggression Collaboratory focuses on the neural
and behavioral mechanisms governing social hierarchies.
- Oxytocin (OT) regulates behaviors involved in
the formation of social hierarchies in animals;
social experience and social context affect OT’s
release in the brain.
- Social subordinance results in the release of
neurochemicals associated with chronic stress and
adversely affects digestive function in some animals.
- Termites, one of the few non-human species that
engage in organized warfare, fight more intensely
when deprived of and competing for food
- The defensive secretion of the Aplysia sea slug contains an antimicrobial protein with potential industrial applications;
- The brain regulates the initial stages of sex change in the bluebanded goby.
- Food competition between male rats alters vasopressin
V1a receptor binding density in the lateral septum.