Luanne Hale

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Educational Background

  • 2017, B.G.S., Applied Behavioral Sciences (with an emphasis in basic research), University of Kansas


In 2017, I began working with Dr. Smith. My primary research goal is to study the effects of social defeat in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster) and utilize this as an animal model of affective disorders. I am particularly interested in the onset of social anxiety associated with social defeat in prairie voles and exploring the efficiency of treating both behavioral symptomology and underlying neuroendocrine deficits with current antidepressants/anti-anxiety medications as well as signaling peptides.

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