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The Human & Animal Integrated Research (HAIR) Lab

HAIR Lab faculty and staff collaborate with investigators both within and beyond Yale to understand how early life factors and individual differences impact health across the lifespan. This is done through a comparative approach, studying both humans and nonhuman animals (in particular, nonhuman primates) as models for human development and health. Multidisciplinary approaches are also used, including ethology, neuroendocrinology, immunology, and epigenetics.

Directed by Amanda M. Dettmer, PhD, the HAIR Lab also provides services for investigators within and outside of Yale to process and analyze hair, fingernail, saliva, and other samples for steroid hormone concentrations.

Research Interests

  • Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
  • Mental Health
  • Neurobiology
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Primates
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Resilience, Psychological
  • Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Research