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Moriel Zelikowsky, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Dr. Zelikowsky's thesis work on fear and the hippocampus was supported by fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the American Psychological Association, and was awarded the New York Academy of Sciences Cattell Award and the Gengerelli Distinguished Dissertation Award. She completed her postdoctoral work with David J. Anderson in the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering at Caltech in 2019. Her postdoctoral work on social isolation and the neuropeptide Tac2 was supported by a fellowship from the National Science Foundation, a NARSAD Young Investigator Award, a LOREAL for Women in Science Award, and a NIMH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award. In the fall of 2019 she became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine, where her lab focuses on the neural basis of stress, fear, and social behavior.


PhD, UCLA (Psychology, 2012) 
BA, UCLA (Philosophy, 2006) 

Last Updated: 3/30/22