Dr. Daniela Schiller, Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NY (Updated 11/4/13)
Dr. Daniela Schiller, Feldman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount SinaiHospital
Public Talk: 3:30 PM November 5, (Butler Boardroom (6th floor): Title: "Forgetting Fear - The neural basis of emotional memory in the human brain"
Dr. Daniela Schiller earned both a bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy and a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from Tel Aviv University. In 2004 she began working as a postdoctoral fellow at New York University, where she conducted a groundbreaking study that focused on memory reconsolidation and the blocking or erasure of fearful memories.
Dr. Schiller’s work has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including The Journal of Neuroscience, Nature, and Trends in Cognitive Neuroscience; She has also served as a contributing author for books, such as The Human Amygdala (2009). Dr. Schiller has been the recipient of several awards, including the New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists (2010) for her research on how to rewire the brain to eradicate fear as a response to memory. Dr. Schiller is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiarty and Neuroscience and the Friedman Brain Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where she also directs the cognitive and affective neuroscience laboratory.