Sue Carter

Professor, Author, Speaker

C. Sue Carter, PhD is Distinguished University Scientist and Director Emerita of the Kinsey Institute and Rudy Professor Emerita of Biology at Indiana University Bloomington and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she co-directed the Brain-Body Center in the Department of Psychiatry. She formerly held the position of Distinguished University Professor of Biology at the University of Maryland and prior to that was Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Ecology, Ethology and Evolution at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Carter is past president of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society and holds fellow status in that Society and in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Award. She has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed publications and edited 5 books including “Attachment and Bonding: A New Synthesis” (MIT Press). Dr. Carter is the scientist, who discovered the relationship between social behavior and oxytocin. Her work examines how oxytocin pathways are at the center of physiological systems that enable human sociality.

Tuesday - 11:30

Monday - Wednesday Workshops

Workshop One - Sue Carter

The Deep Biology of Love - Oxytocin Unpacked

Love is not a soft feeling, it is “deep biology.” Oxytocin research pioneer Dr. Sue Carter unravels the mystery of Sue's favourite neuropeptide. You may have heard of oxytocin, it is often called the "love drug", however it is more than just that. Oxytocin also protects and defends from intruders and heals our body physically. Sue will explain the intricate moleculardances of oxytocin and vasopressin, these work together to fine tune social activities such as parental care and protection. They also help heal from trauma and are a powerful medicine