Emily L. Newman, PhD
Emily L. Newman, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Ressler Lab where she examines persistent behavioral-, neural circuit- and molecular-level changes in response to social stress. Emily earned her B.S. in Psychology from Tufts University, graduating with high honors for thesis work on glutamatergic contributions to alcohol-heightened aggression. She continued with her graduate training at Tufts University in the laboratory of Klaus A. Miczek, PhD, with support from a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31). Emily’s doctoral studies combined novel behavioral approaches, molecular techniques and optogenetics to functionally characterize the role of thalamic neuropeptidergic cells in social stress-escalated alcohol consumption. As a postdoctoral researcher, Emily is identifying social stress-sensitive neuronal populations that contribute to social fear extinction deficits.
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