- 2004 Purdue University, BS, Biology
- 2011 Indiana University, PhD, Biology
Dr. Emily Chester explores patterns of variation in hormone levels and social behaviors. Currently, she works to develop and validate techniques to measure biomarkers of reproductive functioning in human women. Her work supports research by Dr. Virginia Vitzthum, Kinsey Institute Senior Scientist.
Chester’s predoctoral research examined an animal model of long-term consequences of maternal stress on offspring behavior and physiology.