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SBN Elected Officers:

Cheryl Sisk

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan

Jeffrey Blaustein

Zuoxin Wang

Nancy Forger


Submission of Abstracts to ICN/SBN is still open:
The oral abstract submission deadline is the 28th April, 2014
The poster abstract submission deadline is the 23rd May, 2014

Become a Program Director at NSF. The National Science Foundation’s Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) is seeking qualified candidates to fill two permanent Program Director positions in its Neural Systems Cluster (NSC). Read more...

Arnold Gerrall has died. Arnold A. Gerall, co-author of the seminal Phoenix, Goy, Gerall, and Young (1959) paper on the sexual differentiation of behavior, died peacefully on December 11, 2013, at the age of 86. Read more...

International Conference on Hormones, Brain and Behavior (ICHBB), June 25-27, 2014, Liege Belgium. This conference will be held in conjunction with the celebration of Dr. Jacques Balthazart’s official retirement. Read more...

Nominations for the Daniel S. Lehrman Award. Investigators that have sustained a record of significant original research, distinguished scholarship, and highly effective mentorship in any field of behavioral neuroendocrinology may be nominated. Read more...

Frank A. Beach 2013 Award Winner: Dr. Brandon Aragona.  SBN is proud to announce that the recipient of the 2013 Frank A. Beach Award is Dr. Brandon Aragona, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. Read more...

The James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships - Support for Extending Sabbaticals
For over half a century, the James McKeen Cattell Fund has provided support for the science and the application of psychology. Read more...

The joint Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology/International Congress of Neuroendocrinology congress will be held from Sunday, August 17 - Wednesday, August 20, 2014, in Sydney, Australia. Find out more...

Call for Nominations for the Frank A. Beach Young Investigator Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Nominations are now being accepted for the 24th annual Frank A. Beach Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Read more...

SBN Elections Results:  The SBN membership has elected
President-Elect (2013-2015) - Elizabeth Adkins-Regan Treasurer (2013-2016) - Nancy Forger
Secretary (2013-2015) - Zuoxin Wang

Congratulations to the new members of the Executive Committee and our thanks to Peg McCarthy, Jessica Mong, and Lauren Riters for agreeing to run for office in the Society.

The SBN Executive Committee would like to thank the Nomination Committee, Jacques Balthazart (chair), Ellen Ketterson, and Russ Romeo, for putting together a fine slate of the six exceptional candidates that agreed to stand for office.

Congratulations for this years Lehrman Award winner, Alison Fleming. And congratulations to the premiere WC Young Recent Graudate winner, Bridget Nugent.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Travel Award and Young Investigator Award. Winners have been posted on the meeting information page.

Welcome from the SBN Presidents

SBN presidents past, present and future (as of 2009; missing is the current president-elect, Cheryl Sisk). From the left, back row: Art Arnold, Kim Wallen, Geert De Vries, Greg Ball, Jacques Balthazart and Jeffrey Blaustein. Center: Emilie Rissman and Michael Baum.

New SBN Policy Statements
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Books of interest to Members: SBN members who have authored or edited books of topical interest to members of the SBN are invited to have those books listed in our new "Books Authored or Edited by SBN Members"
section on the Links of Interest page. Please, send complete citation information about the book, including the ISBN, and a PDF of the cover or table of contents to Todd H. Ahern at if you would like your book included in the list.

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Welcome to the website of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN). Since 1996, the SBN has been promoting intellectual exchanges between scientists who have interests in the interactions of the nervous system and the endocrine system on behavior and in the influences of behavior and the environment on neuroendocrine systems. We are an inclusive society with a very diverse membership. Our members are interested in quite an array of behaviors – reproductive behavior, parental behaviors, social behaviors, eating and drinking, responses to stressors, learning and memory, aggression and more, as well as mental health. We are interested in a wide range of species, from simple organisms, like c. elegans to humans and everything in between. We are interested in interactions at the molecular, cellular, and organismic/behavioral level of investigation. We work in laboratories, as well as in the field. Many of our members study natural behaviors, which in turn shed light on behavioral disorders, which often have strong neuroendocrine components. This rich mixture of ideas and approaches can be seen in the Society’s journal, Hormones and Behavior , and can be enjoyed at our vibrant, annual meetings.

Jeffrey D. Blaustein, President

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