Allison Perkeybile is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. She 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 predoctoral work examined naturally occurring variation in early infant care in the prairie vole, a biparental rodent in which the father contributes significantly to the 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.
Areas of Expertise
How early life experiences work to shape brain and endocrine functioning and behavioral patterns; maternal health, including post-partum depression, effects of oxytocin, effects of birth interventions.