Randall Peterson in lab (IMAGE) University of Utah Health Caption The findings, based on animal studies, could help researchers better understand at the molecular level why sociability is disrupted during the very earliest stages of life, says Randall T. Peterson, Ph.D., the corresponding author of the study and dean of the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. Jen Pilgreen/University of Utah Health. Credit Jen Pilgreen/University of Utah Health. Usage Restrictions Must credit University of Utah Health License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.