Rebecca Derman

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B.S. in Biology and Psychology, City University of New York; Brooklyn College, 2012


Admission year: 2013

Advisor: Carrie Ferrario

Current project: I study the contribution of glutamatergic circuits in the expression of cue-triggered food seeking behaviors in pre-clinical models of obesity-vulnerable individuals. 

Other interests: I am broadly interested in understanding the underlying neural mechanisms driving behaviors mediated via Pavlovian learning processes. 

Teaching experience: Graduate Student Instructor: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

Honors, grants & awards: Rackham Fellowship, NIDA Training Grant (2015; T32-DA007281), Individual NRSA (2016-present; F31 DK111194-02)

Career Goals: To become a principle investigator.

Hobbies: I am a 62Kg USAPL and USSF powerlifiter. In my spare time, I garden, forage (mushrooms, berries, ramps etc) and mess around with photography.