- Postdoctoral Research Associate
Background and Interests
I am interested in molecular and neuroendocrine mechanisms of social behavior. My graduate studies generally focused on how oxytocin influences prosocial behavior, and I am currently interested in exploring whether behavior can be attributed to biases in GPCR signaling and synergistic interactions between oxytocin and dopamine. Ultimately I aim to identify how social behavior is coordinated from multiple levels of physiology ranging from within the cell to social interactions.
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Mustoe A, Taylor JH, French JA (2018). Oxytocin structure and function in New World monkeys: From pharmacology to behavior. Integrative Zoology
Mustoe A, Harnisch AM, Hochfelder B, Cavanaugh J, French JA (2016). Inequity aversion strategies between marmosets are influenced by partner familiarity and sex but not by oxytocin. Animal Behaviour. 114, 69-79.
Mustoe A, Cavanaugh J, Harnisch AM, Thompson BE, French JA (2015). Do marmosets care to share? Oxytocin treatment reduces prosocial behavior toward strangers. Hormones and Behavior. 71, 83-90.
Mustoe A, Taylor JH, Birnie AK, Huffman MC, French JA (2014). Gestational cortisol and social play shape development of marmosets’ HPA functioning and behavioral responses to stressors. Developmental Psychobiology, 56, 1229-1243.