NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Nikki  Clauss

NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Pharmacology

Mentor:  Lynette Daws, Ph.D.

Email:  claussn@uthscsa.edu

Education

2015-2019 Ph.D. Oklahoma State University
2015-2017 M.S. Oklahoma State University
2013-2015 M.A. Northern Arizona University
2009-2012 B.S. University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Research

I am particularly interested in the molecular and neurochemical underpinnings of the relationship between early adversity and addiction. 

Honors

2020 SPSP Travel Grant
2019 HBES Conference Grant
2019 Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research
2018 Otto S. Cox Genetics Research Fellowship
2018 Sigma Xi Grants-in aid of Research
2018 OSU Women's Faculty Council Research Award
2018 OSU Graduate Research Excellence Award
2018 Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award

Professional Memberships

2014-present Society for Neuroscience
2017 - current Graduate Women in Science
2017 - present American Association for the Advancement of Science
2015 - present Human Behavior and Evolution Society

Publications

Calvi, J., Rankin, A., Clauss, N., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2020). The nuanced psychology of the Handmaids Tale: Commentary on power, feminism, and the patriarchy from four feminist evolutionary psychologists. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 14I(1), 63-78. DOI: 10.1037/ebs000017.

Clauss, N. & Byrd-Craven, J. (2019). Exposure to a sex-specific stressor mitigates sex differences in stress-induced eating. Physiology & Behavior, 202 (1), 26-35.

Clauss, N., Byrd-Craven, J., Kennison, S., & Chua, K. (2017). The role of mothers’ partner satisfaction and mother-infant communication duration in mother-infant adrenocortical attunement. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 1 – 17, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40750-017-0078-8. 

Clauss, N., Rankin, A., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2017). Meta-analysis of sex differences in aggression. In T.K. Shackelford and V.A. Weekes-Shackelford’s Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp 1-5). DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_846-1. 

Byrd-Craven, J. & Clauss, N. (2017). The psychobiology of family dynamics: Bidirectional relationships with adrenocortical attunement. Chautauqua

Clauss, N., & Rankin, A. (2017). Docosahexanoic acid. In T.K. Shackelford and V.A. Weekes-Shackelford’s Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp 1-3). 

Clauss, N., & Rankin, A. (2017). Maternal malnourishment. In T.K. Shackelford and V.A. Weekes-Shackelford’s Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp 1 – 3). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_780-1. 

Rankin, A., & Clauss, N. (2017). Investment vs. future payoff. In T.K. Shackelford and V.A. Weekes-Shackelford’s Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp 1-3). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_772-1

Rankin, A., & Clauss, N. (2017). Evolution of live birth in mammals. In T.K. Shackelford and V.A. Weekes-Shackelford’s Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (pp 1-5). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_711-1.