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UResearch: Zeynep Benderlioglu, Ph. D.

zeynep benderlioglu

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