Erin S. Calipari

 
 

Erin S. Calipari, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Principal Investigator

Department of Pharmacology
Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research
Vanderbilt Brain Institute
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Office: 865F Light Hall
Phone: 615-343-5792
email: erin.calipari@vanderbilt.edu

Contact Information:
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Education: 

Postdoctoral Training
2014-2017
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Advisor, Eric J Nestler, MD, Ph.D.

Graduate 
2009-2013
Ph.D in Neuroscience
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
Advisor, Sara R. Jones, Ph.D

Undergraduate
2005-2009
B.S. In Psychology*
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
*With honors

Undergraduate
2005-2009
B.S. In Biology*
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
*With honors


Current Funding:

K99-R00 Pathway to Independence Award; K99DA042111; National Institute on Drug Abuse
Defining the Role of D1 and D2 Medium Spiny Neurons in Relapse to Cocaine Seeking

NARSAD Young Investigator Award; Brain and Behavior Research Foundation  
Circuit Based Mechanisms for Divergent Encoding of Positive and Negative Valence


Selected Awards and Honors:

2017                 Young Investigator Award, College on Problems of Drug Use and Dependence

                          The Nancy Rutledge Zhaniser Award, ASPET

                          SOBP Travel Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry

                          Symposium Chair, Winter Conference on Brain Research, Big Sky, MT

2016                 Promising Young Investigator Award, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

                          NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

                          K99-R00 Pathway to Independence Award (K99 DA042111)

                          Symposium Chair, Research Society on Alcoholism

                          Behavioral Pharmacology Society Postdoctoral Award, Behavioral Pharmacology Society

                         Symposium Chair, Monitoring Molecules in Neuroscience: In Vivo Methods. Gothenberg, Sweeden

                          Symposium Chair, Winter Conference on Brain Research. Breckenridge, CO

                          Winter Conference on Brain Research Young Investigator Travel Award

2015                  Associate Chair Elect; Gordon Research Seminar on Catecholamines

                           Irwin J. Kopin Traveling Fellowship; Gordon Research Conference on Catecholamines

2014                 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Travel Award

                         Gordon A. Melson Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

2013                 NIDA Director’s Award, National Institute on Drug Abuse

2012                 Mary A. Bell Award, Wake Forest School of Medicine

                         Irwin J. Kopin Fellowship for Excellence in Catecholamine Research

                         Individual Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (Predoctoral NRSA; F31 DA031533)