Alex Shemke

Undergraduate Student

email: shemkeal[at]

Research Interests

I am interested in the role of neuropeptides on social behavior. I am particularly interested in oxytocin and its modulation of social play behavior, and the neuropathways that correspond with oxytocin expression in the brain.

Positions and Education

Undergraduate research assistant in the Neurobiology of Social Behavior Lab, directed by Dr. Alexa Veenema, Michigan State University

Major in Psychology BS (class ’23)