March 13, 2013
Unknown effects of long-term oxytocin use in children
Dr. Karen Bales, CNPRC Brain, Mind, and Behavior (BMB) Unit Leader, has done extensive research on the hormone oxytocin and its short and long-term effects on behavior in two monogamous species – prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) and titi monkeys (Callicebus cupreus). She is particularly interested in the role of neuropeptides such as oxytocin and vasopressin in social bonding and male parental care, as well as the effects of early experiences on the development of these behaviors. Dr. Bales’ research has been in a wide range of publications, from an airline magazine for Valentine’s Day, to many online public interest stories, to countless peer-reviewed journals, including the current issue of Science (The Promise and Perils of Oxytocin, by Greg Miller, Science 18 January 2013: Vol. 339 no. 6117 pp. 267-269).
Position Available: Associate/Full Professor of Primate Medicine and Associate Director of Primate Services of the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC).
This position includes: ADMINISTRATIVE effort as Associate Director, with leadership for 6 CNPRC units; a CLINICAL commitment to the primate services unit, including clinical teaching and health care for the nonhuman primates at the CNPRC; TEACHING responsibilities for the DVM professional curriculum, clinical teaching at the CNPRC, and participation in clinical and academic training for graduate student programs; development of a clinically-oriented RESEARCH program in primate medicine; and University and public SERVICE.
Position open until filled.
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