Lonstein Lab

Neurobiology of Postpartum Socioemotional Behaviors

Sensitive and supportive mothering is critical for all aspects of mammalian development. The focus of research in the Lonstein Lab is to better understand the neurobiology of postpartum socioemotional behaviors. We study how steroid hormones, neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and interactions with offspring affect the neural sites regulating mothers' caregiving and emotional behaviors.