Annaliese Beery

Associate Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biology

Annaliese Beery

Contact & Office Hours

Fall 2022-Spring 2023

On Sabbatical

Sabin-Reed Hall 433



Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley


Annaliese Beery studies the brain basis of behavior, integrating ecological, evolutionary and neuroscience perspectives in her work. Her primary research is focused on the neurobiological mechanisms supporting "sociality", a.k.a. life in social groups—using diverse species to assess the universality of specific underlying pathways. She also studies sex bias in the use of female and male research subjects, and a handful of other topics. She is the recipient of grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, and other organizations.   

Beery received a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley, and conducted postdoctoral research as a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at UCSF and UC Berkeley before joining the Smith faculty. She spent her undergraduate years at Caltech and Williams College, and worked as a software engineer and high school teacher for several years between college and graduate school.

Selected Review Articles

[For a complete list including primary research articles, see Google Scholar]

Beery AK (2019). Frank Beach award winner: Neuroendocrinology of group living. Hormones and Behavior. 107: 67-75. 

Lee NS, Beery AK (2019). Neural circuits underlying rodent sociality: a comparative approach. Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Beery AK. (2018) Inclusion of females does not increase variability in rodent research studies. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 23: 143-149. 

Beery AK, Kamal Y, Sobrero R, Hayes LD. (2016) Comparative neurobiology and genetics of mammalian social behavior. Chapter 3 in Sociobiology of caviomorph rodents: an integrated view. Wiley-Blackwell.

Beery AK, Kaufer D. (2015) Stress, social behavior, and resilience: insights from rodents. Neurobiology of Stress. 1:116-127. 

Taborsky M, Hofmann HA, Beery AK, Blumstein DT, Hayes LD, Lacey EA, Martins EP, Phelps SM, Solomon NG, Rubenstein DR. (2015) Taxon matters: promoting integrative studies of social behavior. Trends in Neurosciences, 38, 189–191. 

Hofmann HA, Beery AK, Couzin ID, Blumstein DT, Earley RL, Goodson JL, Hayes LD, Hurd PL, Lacey EA, Martins EP, Phelps SM, Solomon NG, Taborsky M, Young LJ, & Rubenstein DR. (2014) An evolutionary framework for studying mechanisms of social behavior. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29(10): 581-589.  

Anacker AMJ+, Beery AK. (2013) Life in groups: the roles of oxytocin in mammalian sociality. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 7:185.

Beery AK, Zucker I. (2011) Sex bias in neuroscience and biomedical research. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 35(3): 565-72. 

Zucker I, Beery AK. (2010) Males still dominate animal studies. Nature 465: 690.