Center for Neuroendocrine Studies

Center for Neuroendocrine Studies

The Center for Neuroendocrine Studies (CNS) of the University of Massachusetts Amherst consists of the research groups of seventeen faculty members who share an interest in understanding the relationships among hormones, the brain, physiology, and behavior. The specific research interests of the members of CNS are diverse, and include the relationship of environmental pollutants to reproduction, the role of nutrition in determining fertility, behavioral and environmental influences on neurohormone production and hormonal response, sexual differentiation of nervous system and behavior, neuroendocrine control of circadian rhythms, hormonal regulation of behaviors, and more. Research subjects include animals such as zebra fish, naked mole rats, and prairie voles, in addition to the more traditional rats and mice.