Research

In the Bales lab, we use the comparative method to http://lcnm.faculty.ucdavis.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2014/05/BalesIcon1.jpgexamine the endocrinology and neurobiology of social bonding.  We focus on two monogamous species, the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) and the coppery titi monkey (Callicebus cupreus), while using polygynous species, such as rhesus macaques, as comparisons.

For more information on our current research in prairie voles, please visit our Prairie Voles page.

For more information on our current research in titi monkeys, please visit our Titi Monkeys page.