Stacy Rosenbaum

Post Doctoral Fellow

Office: 326 BPSB

My research uses behavior, endocrinology, and genetics to explore the causes and consequences of social behavior. I am particularly interested in the role that social relationships and social plasticity play in life history trajectories and fitness. I answer questions such as, how do relationships early in life affect decisions individuals make about group affiliation years later?  My current model species, the mountain gorilla, is an interesting system in which to study these topics, as they demonstrate remarkable flexibility in social group structure and (unusual in the Primate order) non-sex biased dispersal.