John P. Capitanio, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Behavior Unit
Department of Psychology
University of California, Davis
Dr. Capitanio’s research program is focused on the causes, correlates, and consequences of individual differences in biobehavioral organization, a term that encompasses temperament, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal regulation, and emotionality. His research asks “what are the enduring characteristics of individuals that shape their responses (either behavioral or physiological) to the situations they encounter, and how do they affect health?”
Dr. Capitanio initiated the BioBehavioral Assessment Program in 2001, and the program has now accumulated data on more than 5000 animals. It is currently led by Dr. Erin Kinnallly.
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