Dario Maestripieri has a Ph.D. in Psychobiology from the University of Rome (1992) and is currently a Professor of Comparative Human Development, Evolutionary Biology, and Neurobiology at the University of Chicago.
His interests focus on neuroendocrine, ecological and evolutionary aspects of social behavior in human and nonhuman primates. Research in Dr. Maestripieri’s Behavioral Biology Laboratory involves field studies of lifespan development, behavior, and reproduction in rhesus macaques and other nonhuman primates as well as experimental studies of human behavior from an evolutionary perspective.
D. Maestripieri. Neurobiology of social behavior. In: Primate Neuroethology (ed. by M. Platt & A. Ghazanfar). Oxford: Oxford University Press, in press.
D. Maestripieri, J. M. Mateo (eds.) Maternal Effects in Mammals. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2009.
C. S. Barr, M. L. Schwandt, S. G. Lindell, J. D. Higley, D. Maestripieri, D. Goldman, S. J. Suomi, M. Heilig. Variation at the mu-opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) influences attachment behavior in infant primates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A., 105: 5277-5281, 2008
D. Maestripieri. Macachiavellian Intelligence: How rhesus macaques and humans have conquered the world. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2007.
J. R. Roney, K. N. Hanson, K. M. Durante, D. Maestripieri. Reading men’s faces: Women’s mate attractiveness judgments track men’s testosterone and interest in infants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 273: 2169-2175, 2006.
G. R. Pradhan, A. Engelhardt, C. P. van Schaik, D. Maestripieri. The evolution of female copulation calls in primates: A review and a new model. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 59: 333-343, 2006.
D. Maestripieri. Early experience affects the intergenerational transmission of infant abuse in rhesus monkeys. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A., 102: 9726-9729, 2005.
D. Maestripieri. Effects of early experience on female behavioural and reproductive development in rhesus macaques. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 272: 1243-1248, 2005.
D. Maestripieri, J. R. Roney, N. DeBias, K. M. Durante, G. M. Spaepen. Father absence, menarche, and interest in infants among adolescent girls. Developmental Science, 7: 560-566, 2004.
D. Maestripieri. Genetic aspects of mother-offspring conflict in rhesus macaques. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 55: 381-387, 2004.
D. Maestripieri (ed.). Primate Psychology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.
D. Maestripieri, P. Kappeler (eds.). Evolutionary Theory and Primate Behavior. Special issue of the International Journal of Primatology, 23: 703-951, 2002.
D. Maestripieri. Biological bases of maternal attachment. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 10: 79-83, 2001.
D. Maestripieri, J. L. Zehr. Maternal responsiveness increases during pregnancy and after estrogen treatment in macaques. Hormones and Behavior, 34: 223-230, 1998.
D. Maestripieri. First steps in the macaque world: Do rhesus mothers encourage their infants' independent locomotion? Animal Behaviour, 49: 1541-1549, 1995.
D. Maestripieri. Vigilance costs of allogrooming in macaque mothers. The American Naturalist, 141: 744-753, 1993.