Annegret L. Falkner is an assistant professor at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. Her lab focuses on understanding how social experiences, including social dominance and defeat, lead to the generation of persistent affective states. She received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her Ph.D. from Columbia University in neuroscience in the lab of Mickey Goldberg. During her postdoctoral fellowship at New York University, she discovered how changing activity in the brain’s ‘social decision-making network’ links socially motivated internal states to social actions. Her current lab takes a multilevel approach to understanding how circuit and synaptic changes to this network may underlie an individual’s ability to display adaptive behaviors, including resilience in the face of social stress. For her work, Falkner has been awarded an NIH Pathway to Independence Award, a NARSAD Young Investigator Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, an NIH New Innovator Award (DP2) and a Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship.