Dr. Allison Perkeybile investigates the effects of exogenous oxytocin administration at birth on parental behavior and maternal neurobiology, as well as behavioral and neural developmental trajectories in offspring.

Perkeybile's pre-doctoral work examined naturally occurring variation in early infant care in the prairie vole—a biparental rodent in which the father contributes significantly to care of offspring. This research focused on the consequences this variation in early care had on various aspects of social behavior, neuropeptide system function, and stress responsivity for offspring.

PhD, University of California, Davis, Psychology, 2014
MA, University of California, Davis, Psychology, 2010
BS, Wright State University, Psychology, 2008