Dr. Emily Chester explores patterns of variation in hormone levels, immune measures, and social behaviors. Currently, she works to develop and validate techniques to measure biomarkers of health and reproductive functioning in human women and non-human primates. Her work supports research by Dr. Virginia Vitzthum, Kinsey Institute Senior Scientist and Dr. Michael Wasserman, Department of Anthropology.
Chester’s predoctoral research examined an animal model of long-term consequences of maternal stress on offspring behavior and physiology.