Erin Rich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Friedman Brain Institute. She joined the faculty in 2017. Her work focuses on the neural basis of affective processing. The laboratory uses behavioral and neurophysiological approaches to study how rewards and punishments influence cognitive processes such as learning, memory and decision-making. Erin received a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, an MD and PhD in Neuroscience from Mount Sinai School of Medicine under the Medical Scientist Training Program. Prior to joining the faculty, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
NARSAD Young Research Investigator Grant
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
The Neural Basis of Expectation and Bias in Large-scale Brain Networks
FBI Research Scholars Award
Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Wireless neural recording of social behavior in freely moving non -human primates (PIs: Rich, Rajan, Rudebeck)
Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences
Pew Charitable Trusts
The neural basis of expectation and bias in large-scale orbitofrontal networks
Whitehall Foundation Research Grant
Neural mechanisms of self- generated mnemonic strategies
K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award
National Institutes on Drug Abuse
Multi-Scale Orbitofrontal Networks Underlying Reward Processing
Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Eating Disorders Research
The Role of Limbic and Prefrontal Cortex in Coding Food and Non-food Values
Basic Science Best Achievement Award for Paper Published in 2009
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Graduate School Teaching Award
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Kirschstein NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship
National Institutes of Mental Health
Prefrontal Cortex Contributions to Behavior Organization
Audrey Butvay Gruss Science Award
Benjamin Brown Scholarship
Poskitt Scholarship for Biology Undergraduate
Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Grant
Addiction, Behavior, Brain, Cerebral Cortex, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Depression, Electrophysiology, Extracellular Unit Recording, Memory, Neural Code, Neural Networks, Neurobiology, Neuromodulation, Neurophysiology, Neuroscience, Prefrontal Cortex, Systems Neuroscience
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