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Amelia J. Eisch, PhD
Amelia J. Eisch

Dr. Eisch is a neuroscientist interested in how molecular, cellular, and circuit changes—particularly in the limbic system—influence motivated behavior and cognition. She is specifically interested in how neuroplasticity in the hippocampal dentate gyrus contributes to both normal and pathological function with relevance to depression and addiction.



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Education and Training

BA, Yale University (Psychology), 1990

PhD, University of California, Irvine (Biology/Neuroscience), 1997

Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine, 2000

Titles and Academic Titles


Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Professional Memberships

Society for Neuroscience, 1991-

International Society of Neurochemistry, 2012-

Radiation Research Society, 2013-

International College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2015-

Professional Awards

Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, 2010

Inaugural Seymour Benzer Lectureship, National Academy of Sciences, 2011

Distinguished Mentor Award, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs, 2019

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