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Juan Pablo Perea-Rodriguez
Associate of Arts in Zoology, 2005, Broward (Community) College // Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, 2009, Florida International University // Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, 2016, University of California Riverside
I’m generally interested in the evolution of reproductive behaviors and the physiological mechanisms by which they arise and are maintained. I’m specially interested in parental care in mammals, and as an undergraduate student I participated in research investigating the ecological basis of biparental care in the only genetically monogamous monkey (i.e., the owl monkey). I was participated in several captive studies at the DuMond Conservancy for Primates in Miami, FL, as well as field in studies in Formosa, Argentina, withThe Owl Monkey Project. For my graduate studies I focused my research on investigating the neuroendocrine basis for the onset and maintenance of paternal care, working with Professor Wendy Saltzman in the Biology department at the University of California in Riverside.
I am currently a post-doctoral associate in the Anthropology Department working under the mentorship of Professor Eduardo Fernandez-Duque. We aim to study the neuroendocrine, metabolic, and behavioral correlates of pairbonding and parental care in the Argentinean owl monkey (Aotus azarae). We also hope to use these primate as a model for the possible influence various psychosocial states can have on parental care, and infant development and temperament.
- Perea-Rodriguez, J. P., Fernandez-Duque, E., Corley, M., and Spence-Aizenberg, A. (2016). An integrated workshop to launch P.A.I.R., a program on Aotus integrated research. Evolutionary Anthropology, 25, 183.
- Perea-Rodriguez, J. P., Takahashi, E. Y., Amador, T. M., Saltzman, W., and Trainor, B.C. (2015). Effect of reproductive status on central expression of progesterone, oxytocin, and vasopressin (V1a) receptor mRNA in male California mice (Peromyscus californicus). Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 27, 245-252.
- Sharma, A. R., Kung, E., Perea-Rodriguez, J. P., and Saltzman, W. (2014). Effects of parental condition on immune response in male California mice. UC Riverside Undergraduate Research Journal, 8, 63-68.
- Perea-Rodriguez, J. P. and Saltzman, W. (2013), Differences in placentophagia in relation to reproductive status in the California mouse (Peromyscus californicus). Developmental Psychobiology, 52, 812-820.
- Stamp AT, Amador T,Harris B, Perea-Rodriguez J.P. and Saltzman W. (2012). Effects of dietary phytoestrogens on paternal responsiveness and maturation in the biparental California mouse. UC Riverside Undergraduate Research Journal, 6, 43-49.
- Harris,B. N., Perea-Rodriguez, J. P., and Saltzman, W. (2011). Acute effects of corticosterone injection on paternal behavior in California mouse (Peromyscus californicus) fathers. Hormones and Behavior, 60, 666-675.
- Perea-Rodriguez J.P. (2011). Monkeys, malaria and my work in Miami. In Primate people: Saving nonhuman Primates through education, advocacy and sanctuary (ed. Lisa Kemmerer). University of Utah Press.
- Perea-Rodriguez, J. P., A. Milano, B.E. Oscherov, E. Fernandez-Duque. (2010). Gastrointestinal parasites of owl monkeys (Aotus azarai azarai) in the Argentinean Chaco. Neotropical Primates, 17: 7-11.
- Wolovich, C. K., Perea-Rodriguez, J. P., Fernandez-Duque, E. (2008). Food transfers to young and mates in wild owl monkeys (Aotus azarai). American Journal of Primatology, 70: 211-221.