The research projects of the Conte Center are supported by the Administrative Core and the Neurochemistry Core.

The goal of the Administrative Core is to streamline research activities, facilitate intellectual exchange and data sharing, and strengthen exisfing and forge new relationships with local training and outreach organizafions.


The Neurochemistry Core provides centralized services for histology, OXTR quantificafion, characterization of novel selective oxytocin receptor antagonists and neuronal phenotyping. Importantly, the Core is working toward the development of new techniques for imaging OXTR in the primate brain, including the development and validation of OXTR PET ligands.