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DeAngelis, Ross

Ross S Deangelis

Research Fellow - Cummings Lab
Department of Integrative Biology


Office Location

Postal Address
AUSTIN, TX 78712

My research explores how social interactions and group dynamics shape the brain and behavior. Social behavior is inherently complex, as individuals must integrate external sensory information with previously learned and acquired experiences in order to dispaly adaptive behavioral responses. I am keenly interested to understand how indivdiuals make real time decisions in shifting their  behavioral strategies in response to changes within the social environment. I utilize neuromolecular and genomic techniques in order to elucidate the mechanistic basis of complex social behavior. 

DeAngelis, Ross, Logan Dodd, and Justin Rhodes. "Nonapeptides mediate trade-offs in parental care strategy." Hormones and Behavior 121 (2020): 104717.

Phillips, E., DeAngelis, R., Gogola, J.V. and Rhodes, J.S., 2020. Spontaneous alloparental care of unrelated offspring by non-breeding Amphiprion ocellaris in absence of the biological parents. Scientific Reports10(1), pp.1-11.

Dodd, L.D., Nowak, E., Lange, D., Parker, C.G., DeAngelis, R., Gonzalez, J.A. and Rhodes, J.S., 2019. Active feminization of the preoptic area occurs independently of the gonads in Amphiprion ocellaris. Hormones and behavior112, pp.65-76.

DeAngelis, R., Dodd, L., Snyder, A. and Rhodes, J.S., 2018. Dynamic regulation of brain aromatase and isotocin receptor gene expression depends on parenting status. Hormones and behavior103, pp.62-70.

Dijkstra, P.D., Maguire, S.M., Harris, R.M., Rodriguez, A.A., DeAngelis, R.S., Flores, S.A. and Hofmann, H.A., 2017. The melanocortin system regulates body pigmentation and social behaviour in a colour polymorphic cichlid fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences284(1851), p.20162838.

DeAngelis, R., Gogola, J., Dodd, L. and Rhodes, J.S., 2017. Opposite effects of nonapeptide antagonists on paternal behavior in the teleost fish Amphiprion ocellaris. Hormones and behavior90, pp.113-119.

Hamilton, G.F., Bucko, P.J., Miller, D.S., DeAngelis, R.S., Krebs, C.P. and Rhodes, J.S., 2016. Behavioral deficits induced by third-trimester equivalent alcohol exposure in male C57BL/6J mice are not associated with reduced adult hippocampal neurogenesis but are still rescued with voluntary exercise. Behavioural brain research314, pp.96-105.

Nelson, N.G., Suhaidi, F.A., DeAngelis, R.S. and Liang, N.C., 2016. Appetite and weight gain suppression effects of alcohol depend on the route and pattern of administration in Long Evans rats. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior150, pp.124-133.

DeAngelis, R.S. and Rhodes, J.S., 2016. Sex differences in steroid hormones and parental effort across the breeding cycle in Amphiprion ocellaris. Copeia104(2), pp.586-593.

Yaeger, C., Ros, A.M., Cross, V., Deangelis, R.S., Stobaugh, D.J. and Rhodes, J.S., 2014. Blockade of arginine vasotocin signaling reduces aggressive behavior and c-Fos expression in the preoptic area and periventricular nucleus of the posterior tuberculum in male Amphiprion ocellaris. Neuroscience267, pp.205-218.