Emily L. Newman, PhD
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Emily L. Newman, PhD is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Research Fellow in the Ressler Lab at McLean Hospital ('20) where she conducts preclinical research to identify behaviorally selective targets for the treatment of stress-induced social deficits. Emily earned her B.Sc. in Psychology from Tufts University where she also completed doctoral training with Dr. Klaus Miczek in the neurobiology of social stress with support from a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31). As a Research Fellow in the Ressler Lab, Emily studies the neurobiology of aggression and social stress using naturalistic behavioral approaches, single-cell calcium imaging, targeted molecular strategies, and closed-loop optogenetics to probe stress-sensitive neuropeptidergic pathways in the brain. Her postdoctoral training has received NIMH support through a Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F32) and a Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00).