Erin L Rich, MD, PhD
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
Erin Rich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Friedman Brain Institute. She joined the faculty in 2017. Her work focuses on the neural basis of affective processing. The laboratory uses behavioral and neurophysiological approaches to study how rewards and punishments influence cognitive processes such as learning, memory and decision-making. Erin received a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, an MD and PhD in Neuroscience from Mount Sinai School of Medicine under the Medical Scientist Training Program. Prior to joining the faculty, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.
K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Development Award
Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Eating Disorders Research
Basic Science Best Achievement Award for Paper Published in 2009
Mount Sinai Graduate School Teaching Award
Kirschstein NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship
Audrey Butvay Gruss Science Award
Benjamin Brown Scholarship
Poskitt Scholarship for Biology Undergraduate
Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Grant
Addiction, Behavior, Brain, Cerebral Cortex, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Depression, Electrophysiology, Extracellular Unit Recording, Memory, Neural Code, Neural Networks, Neurobiology, Neuromodulation, Neurophysiology, Neuroscience, Prefrontal Cortex, Systems Neuroscience
Rich EL, Wallis JD. Decoding Subjective Decisions from Orbitofrontal Cortex. Nat Neurosci 2016 Jul; 19(7): 973-80.
Rich EL, Wallis JD. What stays the same in orbitofrontal cortex. Nat Neurosci 2016 May; 19(6): 768-70.
Rich EL, Wallis JD. Medial-lateral organization of the orbitofrontal cortex. J Cogn Neurosci 2014 Jul; 26(7): 1347-62.
Rich EL, Wallis JD. Prefrontal-Amygdala Interactions Underlying Value Coding. Neuron 2013 Dec; 80(6): 134401346.
Perez-Rodriguez MM, Hazlett EA, Rich EL, Ripoll LH, Weiner DM, Spence N, Goodman M, Koenigsberg KW, Siever LJ, New AS. Striatal activity in borderline personality disorder with comorbid intermittent explosive disorder: sex differences.. J Psychiatr Res 2012 Jun; 46(6): 797-804.
Rich EL, Wallis JD. Challenges of Interpreting Frontal Neurons during Value-Based Decision-Making. Front Neurosci 2011; 5: 124.
Rich EL, Shapiro ML. Rat prefrontal cortical neurons selectively code strategy switches. J Neurosci 2009 Jun; 29(22): 7208-19.
Bozdagi O, Rich E, Tronel S, Sadahiro M, Patterson K, Shapiro ML, Alberini CM, Huntley GW, Salton SR. The neurotrophin-inducible gene Vgf regulates hippocampal function and behavior through a brain-derived neurotrophic factor-dependent mechanism. J Neurosci 2008 Sept; 28(39): 9857-69.
Romero LM, Rich EL. Photoperiodically-induced changes in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis sensitivity in captive house sparrows (Passer domesticus). Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 2007 Jun; 147(2): 562-8.
Rich EL, Shapiro ML. Prelimbic/Infralimbic inactivation impairs memory for multiple task switches, but not flexible selection of familiar tasks. J Neurosci 2007 Apr; 27(17): 4747-4755.
Rich EL, Romero LM. Exposure to chronic stress downregulates corticosterone responses to acute stressors. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2005 Jun; 288(6): R1628-36.
Rich EL, Romero LM. Daily and photoperiod variations of basal and stress-induced corticosterone concentrations in house sparrows (Passer domesticus). J Comp Physiol [B] 2001 Oct; 11(7): 543-7.