Sean Coyne

PhD Student, University of Chicago
Comparative Human Development
Institute for Mind and Biology

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago in the Comparative Human Development Department.  My general research interests include the ecological, endocrinological, and evolutionary aspects of social and sexual behavior of primates including humans.

My dissertation research focuses on the socio-sexual development of juvenile rhesus macaques into adolescence. I am specifically looking at behavioral, hormonal, and genetic factors that affect the timing and progression of puberty, while taking into account how early life experiences and maternal influences may contribute to variation among an individuals' maturation.