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Sara Freeman

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behavioral neuroendocrinology, social neuroscience, comparative neuroanatomy, autism, nonapeptides

Assistant Professor - Biology Department

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: BioTech 309
DialPhone: 435 797-0670
SendEmail: sara.freeman@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Neuroscience, Emory University, 2013
Characterization of oxytocin receptors in the nonhuman primate brain
BS, Biology, (French Language & Literature), University of Virginia, 2006

Biography

I was born in Atlanta, GA, and I received my BS in Biology from the University of Virginia in 2006. I completed my PhD in Neuroscience 2013 from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. From 2013-2019, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Davis before moving to Utah State to start my faculty position.


Teaching Interests

neuroscience, neurobiology, animal behavior, scientific method, endocrinology, biology, sex & gender, psychobiology, hormones & behavior, evolution

Research Interests

social behavior, autism, attachment, neuroscience, receptor pharmacology, oxytocin, vasopressin, hormones, comparative neuroanatomy, animal models of psychiatric disease, nonhuman primates

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                    Scheduled Teaching

                    BIOL 6750, 4750 - Topics in Biology (Topic), Fall 2019


                    Graduate Students Mentored

                    Janna Hart, Biology, August 2020
                    Sage Frehner, Biology, January 2020