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:
LinkedIn/ResearchGate/GoogleScholar


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:

NARSAD Young Investigator Award; Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
    Defining Ensemble Specific Transcriptional Signatures Controlling Motivated Behaviors

Whitehall Foundation Grant; Whitehall Foundation
    Ensemble integration into brain wide networks for behavioral control

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:

2018                 Whitehall Research Grant, Whitehall Foundation  
                          NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation   
                          Symposium Chair, Society for Neuroscience
                          Editorial Board, Neuropsychopharmacology
                          CEBRA R21 Study Section Ad Hoc Member

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)