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Michael Fanselow, Ph.D.

Professor, UCLA Department of Psychology — Area Chair, Learning and Behavior

Associate Member, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Ph.D., Biobehavioral Psychology, University of Washington, 1980

BS, magna cum laude, Psychology, Brooklyn College-City University of New York, 1976

Dr. Michael Fanselow is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA where he has taught since 1987. His research has focused on the nature and function of fear and most particularly on the questions of how fear is learned and how fear memories are stored in the brain. He was elected president of the American Psychological Association's Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology in 1998 and is a past president of the Pavlovian Society. He has been honored with the Edwin B Newman Award for Excellence in Research for his dissertation work in 1979, the Early Career Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association in 1985, and the Troland Award from the National Academy of Science in 1995 for his analysis of basic mechanisms of fear.

 

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