Susan Maloney

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Additional Titles & Roles


  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center Faculty Member
  • Animal Behavior Core Faculty Advisor

Education & Training


  • PhD: Psychology: University of Missouri, 2012
  • MA: University of Missouri, 2007
  • BA: Psychology: University of Missouri, 2003

Major Awards


  • W.M. Keck Fellowship for Molecular Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 2015
  • Neuroscience, Behavior and Cognition Student of the Year Award, University of Missouri – St. Louis, 2011
  • Outstanding Research in Behavioral Neuroscience Award, University of Missouri – St. Louis, 2011
  • Kathy Van Dyke Scholarship for Leadership and Significant Contribution to the Field of Psychology, University of Missouri – St. Louis, 2008
  • Outstanding Graduate Student in the Ph.D. Program in Behavioral Neuroscience Award, University of Missouri – St. Louis, 2007

Research Interests


The focus of my research is the impact of genetic and environmental liabilities for intellectual and developmental disorders (IDD) on neural circuit function. My research projects are targeted at understanding how IDD liabilities disrupt behavior with a focus on developmental assays, social tasks, motor function, and the roles in these functions of the serotonin, oxytocin and opioid systems.

Key Publications


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