Klaus-Peter Ossenkopp is a Professor and the past Cair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, as well as a Member of the Graduate Neuroscience Program. His general research interests are in behavioral neuroscience with an emphasis on brain-behavior relationships. His research interests in the biology of behavior have been guided by psychological as well as a zoological perspectives grounded in an evolutionary framework. His research program has focused on biological defense mechanisms related to dealing with environmental toxins or infectious agents at both the physiological as well as behavioral levels. He has also been interested in developing animal models of psychopathology, including rodent models of autism spectrum disorder. Of particular, interest have been in models examining the effects of infectious agents during the pre- or perinatal period and the potential role of enteric bacteria and their products in altering later social behavior and cognition. He has over 35 years of experience in laboratory research and has published over 150 peer reviewed journal articles, more than a dozen of book chapters, and edited two books. He has also served on several expert panels assessing grants and scholarships in the autism field.
Biography Updated on 16 September 2009