Heather K. Caldwell

Biological Sciences
Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Campus:
Kent
Office Location:
253C Cunningham Hall
Office Hours:
Spring 2019: MT 10-12pm or by appointment
Contact Information
Phone:
330-672-3636
Biography

Research Interests:

The neural regulation of behavior. Specifically the roles of neuropeptides in the modulation of social behaviors and neuropsychiatric disorders.

 

Courses Taught:

Hormones and Behaviors

Neuroendocrinology

Writing in Biological Sciences

Education
1995, B.A. in Biology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1998, M.S. in Biology, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro , 2004, Ph.D. in Biology, Georgia State University , 2007, Postdoctoral Fellow, Section on Neural Gene Expression, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health
Expertise
Neuroendocrinology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Oxytocin, Vasopressin, Social Behavior, Models of Neuropsychiatric Disease
Publications
  • Effects of arginine vasopressin on Richardson's ground squirrel social and vocal behavior. Freeman AR, Hare JF, Anderson WG, Caldwell HK. Behav Neurosci. 2018 Feb;132(1):34-50. doi: 10.1037/bne0000225.
  • Social Context, Stress, Neuropsychiatric Disorders, and the Vasopressin 1b Receptor. Caldwell HK, Aulino EA, Rodriguez KM, Witchey SK, Yaw AM. Front Neurosci. 2017 Oct 16;11:567. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00567. eCollection 2017. Review.
  • Oxytocin and Vasopressin: Powerful Regulators of Social Behavior. Caldwell HK. Neuroscientist. 2017 Oct;23(5):517-528. doi: 10.1177/1073858417708284. Epub 2017 May 11.
  • Genotypic differences in intruder-evoked immediate early gene activation in male, but not female, vasopressin 1b receptor knockout mice. Witchey SK, Stevenson EL, Caldwell HK. BMC Neurosci. 2016 Nov 24;17(1):75.
  • Oxytocin and behavior: Lessons from knockout mice. Caldwell HK, Aulino EA, Freeman AR, Miller TV, Witchey SK. Dev Neurobiol. 2017 Feb;77(2):190-201. doi: 10.1002/dneu.22431. Epub 2016 Nov 24. Review.
  • Sex Differences in the Embryonic Development of the Central Oxytocin System in Mice. Tamborski S, Mintz EM, Caldwell HK. J Neuroendocrinol. 2016 Apr;28(4). doi: 10.1111/jne.12364.
  • Oxytocin, Vasopressin, and the Motivational Forces that Drive Social Behaviors. Caldwell HK, Albers HE. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2016;27:51-103. Review.
Affiliations
Brain Health Research Institute
Research Institutes and Initiatives
Brain Health Research Institute