B.A. in Biology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1995, M.S. in Biology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1998, Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior, Georgia State University, 2004, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, 2003-2007
Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Oxytocin, Vasopressin, Social Behavior, Neuroendocrinology, Natural and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Technology, Internal medicine
H.K. Caldwell, E.A. Aulino, K.M. Rodriguez, S.K. Witchey, A.M. Yaw. (2017) Social context, stress, neuropsychiatric disorders, and the vasopressin 1b receptor. Front. Neurosci. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00567
H.K. Caldwell (2017) Oxytocin and vasopressin: powerful regulators of social behavior. The Neuroscientist, epub ahead of print.
S.W. Witchey, E.L. Stevenson, H.K. Caldwell (2016) Genotypic differences in intruder-evoked immediate early gene activation in male, but not female, vasopressin 1b receptor knockout mice. BMC Neuroscience, 17(1):75.
H.K. Caldwell, E.A. Aulino, A.R. Freeman, T.V. Miller, and S.K. Witchey (2017) Oxytocin and behavior: Lessons from knockout mice. Developmental Neurobiology, 77(2): 190-201. doi: 10.1002/dneu.22431.
S. Tamborski, E.M. Mintz, H.K. Caldwell (2016) Sex differences in the embryonic development of the central oxytocin system in mice. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 28(4). doi: 10.1111/jne.12364.
H.K. Caldwell and H.E. Albers (2016) Oxytocin, vasopressin, and the motivational forces that drive social behaviors. pp.51-103, E. Simpson & P. Balsom (eds). In “Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences: Behavioral Neuroscience of Motivation”. Springer
M.E. Rich and H.K. Caldwell (2015) A role for oxytocin in the etiology and treatment of schizophrenia. Frontiers in Endocrinology, Neuroendocrine Science: 6:90: doi: 10.33989/fendo.2015.00090.
T.V. Miller and H.K. Caldwell (2015) Oxytocin during development: possible organizational effects on behavior. Frontiers in Endocrinology, Neuroendocrine Science: 6:76: doi: 10.3389/fendo.2015.00076.
E.L. Stevenson and H.K. Caldwell (2014) Lesions to the CA2 region of the hippocampus impair social memory in mice. European Journal of Neuroscience, 40(9): 3294-3301.
M.E. Rich, E.J. deCárdenas, H-J. Lee, and H.K. Caldwell. (2014) Impairments in the initiation of maternal behavior in oxytocin receptor knockout mice. PLoS ONE, 9(6): e98839.
M.B. Dhakar*, E.L. Stevenson*, and H.K. Caldwell (2013) Oxytocin, vasopressin, and their interplay with gonadal steroids. pp.3-26. E. Choleris, D. Pfaff, and M. Kavaliers (eds). In “Oxytocin, Vasopressin and Related Peptides in the Regulation of Behavior”
H.K. Caldwell (2012) The Neurobiology of Sociability. pp.187-205. Carlos Lopez-Larrea (ed). In “Sensing in Nature” Landes Bioscience and Springer Science, Texas.
M.B. Dhakar, M.E. Rich, E.L. Reno, H-J. Lee, and H.K. Caldwell. (2012) Heightened aggressive behavior in mice with lifelong versus postweaning knockout of the oxytocin receptor. Hormones and Behavior, 62(1): 86-92.
E.L. Stevenson and H.K. Caldwell. (2012) The vasopressin 1b receptor and the neural regulation of social behavior. Hormones and Behavior (invited review), 61(3): 277-82.
A.H. Macbeth*, J.E. Stepp, H.-J. Lee, W.S., Young, III, and H.K. Caldwell*. (2010) Normal maternal behavior, but increased pup mortality, in conditional oxytocin receptor knockout females. Behavioral Neuroscience. 124: 677-685. (*equal contribution)
H.K. Caldwell, O.E. Dike, E.L. Stevenson, K. Storck, and W.S. Young, III. (2010) Social dominance in male vasopressin 1b receptor knockout mice. Hormones and Behavior, 58: 257-263.