Dario Maestripieri

Ph.D., in Psychobiology, University of Rome, 1992

Research Interests:
Neuroendocrine, ecological and evolutionary aspects of social behavior in human and nonhuman primates.

Contact Information

Phone: (773) 834-4104
Fax: (773) 702-0320

The University of Chicago
5730 S. Woodlawn Ave.,  Room 303
Chicago, IL 60637

Behavioral Biology Lab

Areas of Research

Dario Maestripieri

Dario Maestripieri holds faculty appointments in the Department of Comparative Human Development, the Committee on Evolutionary Biology, and the Committee on Neurobiology at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Maestripieri's research focuses on the biology of social behavior from a comparative and evolutionary perspective. He is the author of over 130 scientific publications and several books including Primate Psychology (Harvard University Press, 2003) and Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World (University of Chicago Press, 2007).

He was awarded the 1991 National Award "B. Grassi" from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Italy) as the best young investigator in the field of Zoology, the 2000 American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of Animal Learning and Behavior/Comparative Psychology, and a NIMH Career Development Award (2001-2006). He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.