Melvin Rouse


Assistant Professor, Psychology

BS in Psychology, Virginia Tech, 2004

MA in General Psychology, Boston University, 2005

PhD in Psychological and Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 2014  

My research looks at how hormones, the brain, and reproductive behavior interact. My lab uses songbirds as our model system. This model system allows us to study both how hormones act in the brain to modulate the learning and activation of behavior, as well as how hormones affect the perception of behavior. These studies demonstrate the influence of the endocrine system on brain plasticity, learning, and social behavior.