Department of Psychology

Allison Perkeybile '08

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Institution/ Company: Kinsey Institute at Indiana University

Highest Degree: PhD in Psychology; University of California- Davis

Dr. Allison Perkeybile’s research interests are in how early life experiences shape social behavior and neuropeptide function. Her dissertation examined how naturally occurring variation in early biparental care in the socially monogamous prairie vole leads to individual differences in behavior and neurobiology in offspring. Currently, she studies the effects of exogenous oxytocin administration at birth on maternal behavior and neurobiology, as well as developmental trajectories in offspring, focusing on epigenetic regulation of the oxytocin system. Allison’s BNS coursework at WSU was an excellent foundation, providing her with invaluable research experience and the necessary knowledge to pursue her research interests.

Undergraduate Honors Research with Drs. Hennessy and Schiml