The Smith Lab at the University of Kansas. We are a Behavioral Pharmacology & Neuroscience lab focused on the study of animal behavior, stress, and the social brain.
“If you’re stressed like a normal mammal in an acute physical crisis, the stress response is lifesaving. But if instead you chronically activate the stress response for reasons of psychological stress, your health suffers.”
― Robert M. Sapolsky, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
“As long as our brain is a mystery, the universe, the reflection of the structure of the brain will also be a mystery.”
― Santiago Ramón y Cajal
We are located in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas.
Find out about our research and opportunities for you to get involved.