23. Kelly A.M., Ong J. F, Witmer R.A. F, Ophir A.G. (2020) Paternal deprivation impairs social behavior putatively via epigenetic modification to lateral septum vasopressin receptor. Science Advances, 6(36), eabb9116.

22. Kelly A.M. and Wilson L.C. (2019) Aggression: Perspectives from social and systems neuroscience. Hormones and Behavior, 123, Article 104523.


21. Hiura L.C., Kelly A.M., Ophir A.G. (2018) Age-specific and context-specific responses of the medial extended amygdala in the developing prairie vole, Developmental Neurobiology, 78(12), 1231-1245.

20. Finton C.J., Kelly A.M., Ophir A.G. (2018) Cannulation and microinjection stereotaxic surgeries in the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster). Kopf Carrier #94.   

19. Kelly A.M., Hiura L.C., Ophir A.G. (2018) Rapid nonapeptide synthesis during a critical period

of development in the prairie vole: Plasticity of the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus. Brain Structure and Function, 223(6), 2547-2560.

18. Kelly A.M., Saunders A.G., Ophir A.G. (2018) Mechanistic substrates of a life history transition

in male prairie voles: Developmental plasticity in affiliation and aggression corresponds to nonapeptide neuronal function. Hormones and Behavior, 99:14-24.

17. Stevenson T.J., Alward B.A., Ebling F.J.P., Fernald R.D., Kelly A.M., Ophir A.G. (2017) The value of comparative animal research: the application of Krogh’s principle facilitates scientific discoveries. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Article 745097.

16. Kelly A.M., Hiura L.C., Saunders A., Ophir A.G. (2017) Oxytocin neurons exhibit extensive

functional plasticity due to offspring age in mothers and fathers. Integrative and Comparative Biology. icx036,

15. Kelly A.M. and Vitousek M.N. (2017) Dynamic modulation of sociality and aggression: An examination of plasticity within endocrine and neuroendocrine systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London B, 372:1727: 20160243.

14. Kelly A.M. and Ophir A.G. (2015) Compared to what: What can we say about nonapeptide function and social behavior without a frame of reference? Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 6, 97-103.

13. Kelly A.M. and Goodson J.L.  (2015) Interactions of multiple dopamine cell groups reflect personality, sex, and social context in highly social finches. Behavioural Brain Research, 280, 101-112.

12. Kelly A.M. and Goodson J.L. (2014) Social and stress-related functions of specific vasopressin oxytocin cell groups in vertebrates: What do we really know? Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 35, 512-529.

11. Kelly A.M. and Goodson J.L. (2014) Hypothalamic oxytocin and vasopressin neurons exert sex-specific effects on pair bonding, gregariousness and aggression in finches. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 6069-6074.

10. Kelly A.M. and Goodson J.L. (2013) Personality is tightly coupled to vasopressin-oxytocin neuron activity in a gregarious finch. Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience, 8,55.

9.   Kelly A.M. and Goodson J.L. (2013) Behavioral relevance of species-specific vasotocin

anatomy in gregarious finches. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2, 242.

8.   Kelly A.M. and Goodson J.L. (2013) Functional significance of a phylogenetically widespread sexual dimorphism in vasotocin/vasopressin production. Hormones and Behavior, 64, 840-846.

7.   Goodson J.L., Kelly A.M., Kingsbury M.A., Thompson R.R. (2012) An aggression-specific cell type in the anterior hypothalamus of finches. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109, 13847-52.

6.   Goodson J.L., Kelly A.M., Kingsbury M.A. (2012) Evolving nonapeptide mechanisms of gregariousness and social diversity in birds. Hormones and Behavior 61, 239-50.

5.   Kelly A.M., Kingsbury M.A., Hoffbuhr K., Schrock S.E., Waxman B., Kabelik D., Thompson R.R., Goodson J.L. (2011) Vasotocin neurons and septal V1a-like receptors potently modulate songbird flocking and responses to novelty. Hormones and Behavior 60, 12-21.

4.   Kingsbury M.A., Kelly A.M., Schrock S.E., Goodson J.L. (2011) Mammal-like organization of the avian midbrain central gray and a reappraisal of the intercollicular nucleus. PLoS One 6 e20720.

3.   Kabelik D., Kelly A.M., Goodson J.L. (2010)  Dopaminergic regulation of mate competition aggression and aromataste-Fos colocalization in vasotocin neurons. Neuropharmacology 58, 117-25.

2.   Goodson J.L., Kabelik D., Kelly A.M., Rinaldi J., Klatt J.D. (2009) Midbrain dopamine neurons reflect affiliation phenotypes in finches and are tightly coupled to courtship. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106, 8737-42.

1.   Goodson J.L., Rinaldi J., Kelly A.M. (2009) Vasotocin neurons in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis preferentially process social information and exhibit properties that dichotomize courting and non-courting phenotypes. Hormones and Behavior 55, 197-202.