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Kelly Dumais

ph.d. candidate

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Office: McGuinn 524M
Phone: 617-552-6895
Email kelly.dumais@bc.edu
Primary Advisor:
Alexa Veenema

Academic Interests: My research interests focus on the neurobiology of social behavior, specifically the role of oxytocin and vasopressin in behaviors such as social investigation and social memory. Using behavioral testing and brain analysis on animal models, I am interested in understanding the neuronal mechanisms underlying low versus high social investigation, which may ultimately be valuable in understanding low social interest in humans.

Undergraduate Institution/Degree: B.S. in Psychology, Northeastern University

Publications

Brenhouse, H.C., Dumais, K., & Andersen, S.L. (2010) Enhancing the salience of dullness: behavioral and pharmacological strategies to facilitate extinction of drug-cue associations in adolescent rats. Neuroscience, 169, 628-36.