UResearch: Zeynep Benderlioglu, Ph. D.


Research Interests

Prenatal stress and its consequences on morphology, physiology, and behavior in the offspring, maternal care, predator avoidance and aggression.

Selected Publications

Benderlioglu, Z. & Guatelli-Steinberg, D. (in press). Dominance rank and linear enamel hypoplasia in rhesus monkeys, Macaca mulatta. International Journal of Primatology.

Benderlioglu, Z. & Dow, E*. 2017. Low temperatures during ontogeny increase fluctuating asymmetry and reduce maternal aggression in the house mouse, Mus musculus. Ethology, Volume: 123, 1-11.

Benderlioglu, Z. Fluctuating Asymmetry and Steroid Hormones: A Review. Symmetry 2010, 2, 541-553

Benderlioglu, Z., Dow, E*., & Pyter*, L. M. Neonatal exposure to short days and low temperatures blunts stress response and yields low fluctuating asymmetry in siberian hamsters. Physiology & Behavior, 2007,  90(2-3), 459-465.

Benderlioglu, Z., Eish*, J., Weil, Z*., & Nelson, R. Low temperatures during early development influence subsequent maternal and reproductive function in adult female mice. Physiology & Behavior, 2006, 87(2), 416-423.

Benderlioglu, Z., & Nelson, R. Digit length ratios predict reactive aggression in women, but not in men. Hormones and Behavior, 2004, 46(5), 558-564.

Benderlioglu, Z., & Nelson, R. Season of birth and fluctuating asymmetry. American Journal of Human Biology, 2004, 16(3), 298-310.

Benderlioglu, Z., Sciulli, P., & Nelson, R. Fluctuating asymmetry predicts human reactive aggression. American Journal of Human Biology, 2004, 16(4), 458-469.

*Student Authors

Research News Coverage:

Developmental instability (fluctuating asymmetry) and aggression: media coverage in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Selected media coverage: multimedia and printed articles: Reuters, CNN, BBC, Wall Street Journal, Nature News, Discovery Channel, Forbes Magazine; Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Columbus Dispatch, and London Daily Telegraph; Discovery Magazine; Science Update (from the American Association for the Advancement of Science) and Voice of America.

Undergraduate Research Lab Coverage: ASCENT, Lantern, ASC News

Email: benderlioglu.1@osu.edu; Phone: 614 292 5965
Office: Biological Sciences Green House, Rm: 717, 332 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210