Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience

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   Miriam E. Bocarsly, PHD

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience



Dr. Miriam Bocarsly earned her PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience from Princeton University. In her
graduate studies she explored changes in brain circuitry associated with the consumption of high fat
and sugar diets in the labs of Drs. Bart Hoebel and Elizabeth Gould. She continued her training with
postdoctoral research in the NIH Intramural Research Program under the mentorship of Dr. Veronica
Alvarez. At the NIH she explored brain circuitry underlying both naturally rewarding behaviors and
substance abuse. She holds a joint appointment in Rutgers Brain Health Institute and the NJMS
department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience.


PHD, 2013, Princeton University