Instructor, Pediatric Endocrinology
1115 Light Hall
Elizabeth Hammock’s research program focuses on understanding the genes, neural circuits, and developmental trajectories that lead to typical and disordered social behavior and emotion regulation. She currently utilizes rodent model systems to dissect genes and circuits during post-natal development, with a guided interest in the mechanisms by which stress and social experience may alter typical trajectories. She is motivated to pursue these questions in order to broaden our mechanistic knowledge of the development of the social brain. Such knowledge should facilitate the development of more effective intervention strategies used to promote better outcomes in individuals with atypical development such as autism and schizophrenia.