VILLANOVA, Pa. – On March 23, Villanova University’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences honored Gregory Demas, PhD, ’95 MS, Professor and Chair of the Biology Department at Indiana University, with its 2018 Daniel J. Ziegler Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Ziegler Award is presented by the faculty to alumni of undergraduate or graduate programs in Psychology at Villanova who have made notable contributions to the Department, the field of psychology, other disciplines or society in ways that represent the mission of the Department and University.
Dr. Demas’ research examines interactions among the nervous, endocrine and immune systems and behavior in a variety of ecologically relevant environmental contexts. During his visit to Villanova to receive the award, Dr. Demas presented a colloquium, “You Make Me Mad: The Neuroendocrine Mechanisms Underlying Aggression in a Seasonal Species.”
Dr. Demas earned his Master of Science in Psychology at Villanova University in 1995 and his PhD at Johns Hopkins University.