Latrell Massey


undergraduate research assistant


Research Interests

My research interests involve the interplay between social play behavior and chronic inflammatory pain, and particularly the effects of this interplay on the expression of neuropeptides oxytocin and vasopressin. I am also interested in how dysregulation of these neuropeptides influences social functioning and resolution of chronic inflammatory pain.

Positions and Education

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

Major in Human Biology & Neuroscience (class ’26)