Danielle Stolzenberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at UC Davis and an affiliate member of the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience. She received her B.S. in psychology from Stetson University in 2003. She completed her Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience at Boston College under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Numan in 2009. From 2009-2012, she trained as a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Virginia in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics with Dr. Emilie Rissman. Throughout her career she has investigated neural mechanisms involved in the onset and maintenance of maternal behavior in rodents. Her research suggests that the experience of becoming a mother results in a sustained sensitivity toward infants that is mediated by epigenetic mechanisms in the brain, which alter chromatin and regulate gene expression. Presently her lab is focused on understanding how these molecular alterations within cells of discrete brain regions translate to circuit-level changes in infant processing.