Conservation & Science Staff Bios
Stacy Rosenbaum, Ph.D.
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology
- Ph.D. – Biological Anthropology, University of California–Los Angeles
About Stacy Rosenbaum
Stacy Rosenbaum is a biological anthropologist interested in the evolutionary origins of social behavior. Her dissertation at the University of California, Los Angeles focused on paternal care and the relationships between wild adult male gorillas and the young animals in their social groups. In 2014 she started a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at the zoo’s Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology. There she studies the physiological correlation of male parenting in the wild mountain gorilla population monitored at the Karisoke Research Center in northwest Rwanda.
Stacy is very interested in science education and outreach. She enjoys teaching children and adults alike about the importance of field science, what we can learn from studying great ape behavior, and how everyone can contribute to conservation of endangered species and habitats.