Department of Psychology, College of Letters and Science
Broadly, I am interested in the neural epigenetic mechanisms that regulate social behavior. Specifically, my research uses mice as a model organism to understand maternal behavior, a defining characteristic of mammalian adult social behavior. Currently, I am interested in how the experience of interacting with infants, which produces long-lasting changes brain and behavior is regulated through epigenetic mechanisms. My laboratory will use behavioral, neuropharmacological, neuroanatomical, molecular, and genetic/epigenetic techniques in order to address these research questions.
Grad Group Affiliations
- Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology