Sue Carter

    Director, Emerita and Distinquished University Research Scientist
    The Kinsey Institute

    Dr. Sue Carter is a Distinguished University Scientist and Rudy Professor Emerita of Biology at Indiana University

    A career biologist, Carter has studied the endocrinology of love and social bonds for more than three decades. She was the first person to detect and define the physiology of monogamy through her research on the prairie vole.

    These findings helped lay the foundation for the studies of behavioral and developmental effects of oxytocin and vasopressin in humans.

    Carter is also Director Emerita, leading the Kinsey Institute from 2014-2019.