Annaliese Beery

Assistant Professor, Departments of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Biology, Smith College

2008, Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of California Berkeley
1997, BA, Biology, Williams College

Research Interests

We study group-living rodents to learn about pathways supporting affiliative social behavior between peers.  A second focus is the study of mechanisms (epigenetic and otherwise) by which experience changes the brain and behavior.

Major research areas include:

  • Neural substrates of non-sexual affiliative behavior 
  • Gene-environment interactions and brain development
  • Neuropeptides and sociality
  • Fetal programming by gestational daylength