Distinguished University Research Professor
C. Sue Carter, Ph.D. is a Distinguished University Scientist and Rudy Professor Emerita of Biology at Indiana University. A career biologist, Dr. Carter has studied the endocrinology of love and social bonds for more than three decades. She was the first person to detect and define the physiology of monogamy through her research on the prairie vole. These findings helped lay the foundation for the studies of behavioral and developmental effects of oxytocin and vasopressin in humans. Her research has specifically examined the mechanisms through which oxytocin helps to explain the health and emotional benefits of social behaviors, including mother-infant interactions. She has worked extensively on the consequences of birth interventions and postpartum depression, including recent studies on the epigenetic effects of hormonal and behavioral experiences. She is especially committed to training young scholars and research-oriented clinicians. In the last 20 years, Dr. Carter has personally served as the sponsor or co-sponsor for over 20 successful research training grants and individual mentored-research awards.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
2:10 PM – 3:25 PM ET