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Dr Kristina Smiley

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
Research summaryNeuroendocrinology

Research

I am studying the role of prolactin in modulating the neural circuits underlying maternal and paternal care.

Publications

Adkins-Regan, E., & Smiley, K. O. (2018). Parental behavior and hormones in non-mammalian vertebrates. In B. D. Roitberg (Ed.), Reference module in life sciences. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.90067-0

Smiley, K. O., & Adkins-Regan, E. (2018). Factors that influence the onset of parental care in zebra finches: Roles for egg stimuli and prolactin. Behavioural Processes, 153, 47-54. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2018.05.002

Smiley, K. O., & Adkins-Regan, E. (2018). Lowering prolactin reduces post-hatch parental care in male and female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Hormones & Behavior, 98, 103-114. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.12.011

Crino, O. L., Buchanan, K. L., Fanson, B. G., Hurley, L. L., Smiley, K. O., & Griffith, S. C. (2017). Divorce in the socially monogamous zebra finch: Hormonal mechanisms and reproductive consequences. Hormones & Behavior, 87, 155-163. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.11.004

Smiley, K. O., & Adkins-Regan, E. (2016). Relationship between prolactin, reproductive experience, and parental care in a biparental songbird, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). General & Comparative Endocrinology, 232, 17-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2015.11.012

Chapter in Book - Research

Adkins-Regan, E., & Smiley, K. O. (2018). Parental behavior and hormones in non-mammalian vertebrates. In B. D. Roitberg (Ed.), Reference module in life sciences. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.90067-0

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Journal - Research Article

Smiley, K. O., & Adkins-Regan, E. (2018). Factors that influence the onset of parental care in zebra finches: Roles for egg stimuli and prolactin. Behavioural Processes, 153, 47-54. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2018.05.002

Smiley, K. O., & Adkins-Regan, E. (2018). Lowering prolactin reduces post-hatch parental care in male and female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Hormones & Behavior, 98, 103-114. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.12.011

Crino, O. L., Buchanan, K. L., Fanson, B. G., Hurley, L. L., Smiley, K. O., & Griffith, S. C. (2017). Divorce in the socially monogamous zebra finch: Hormonal mechanisms and reproductive consequences. Hormones & Behavior, 87, 155-163. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.11.004

Smiley, K. O., & Adkins-Regan, E. (2016). Relationship between prolactin, reproductive experience, and parental care in a biparental songbird, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). General & Comparative Endocrinology, 232, 17-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2015.11.012

Smiley, K. O., & Adkins-Regan, E. (2016). Prolactin is related to individual differences in parental behavior and reproductive success in a biparental passerine, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). General & Comparative Endocrinology, 234, 88-94. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.03.006

Smiley, K. O., Vahaba, D. M., & Tomaszycki, M. L. (2012). Behavioral effects of progesterone on pair bonding and partner preference in the female zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Behavioural Processes, 90(2), 210-216. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2012.01.008

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Journal - Research Other

Adkins-Regan, E., Baran, N. M., Fernandez-Vargas, M., McKenna Kelly, E., & Smiley, K. O. (2014). [Review of the book Oxytocin, vasopressin and related peptides in the regulation of behavior]. Animal Behaviour, 87, 240-241. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.11.004

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