I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I am also an Associate Researcher at P. Universidad Catolica de Chile and an adjunct at Universidad Austral de Chile. My dissertation research with Dr. Nancy Solomon at Miami University (Ohio) focused on the reproductive benefits of alloparental care and mechanisms of parental and alloparental care of offspring by female prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). My research program focuses on the evolutionary significance and neural mechanisms influencing rodent sociality and mating systems. In Chile, I study the sociality of Octodon degus, a social rodent endemic to central-north Chile. My research is supported by the National Science Foundation.
Loren D. Hayes
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone: 423 425 5814
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